Dwight Yorke makes encouraging statement about the quality of Sunderland's squad

Sunderland are already playing catch-up in the Premier League table, and are five points away from safety.

Dwight Yorke has told TalkSPORT that he believes Sunderland have the players required to get them out of a relegation scrap.

The Black Cats have been woeful over the campaign so far, and they are still looking for a win in the Premier League.

With Dick Advocaat recently resigning as manager, the club appear to be in crisis, but Yorke insists that they have the quality to turn things around. 

"There is enough good players in the dressing room to get them out of that situation. It is a relatively early stage of the season and things can turn around very quickly," the former Manchester United striker said. 

"There is a decent squad there and I am just amazed people don't want the job."

Sunderland have had a number of issues so far this season, but their defensive struggles have arguably been the most alarming of all.

The North East outfit have conceded a total of 18 goals in their first eight Premier League games, leaving them with the leakiest backline in the entire division.

It means that the new manager will have to instill some organisation into the team quickly, otherwise they could be in danger of getting cut adrift.

Sunderland are already five points away from safety, and their first game after the international break comes away at West Bromwich Albion. 

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