Sam Allardyce names the four Sunderland positions he wants to improve

Sunderland are keen to improve in the summer after securing their Premier League status.

Sam Allardyce has confirmed to Goals on Sunday, broadcast on May 15, that he is looking to improve four positions at least this summer.

Sunderland secured their Premier League status last week as a win over Everton saw them relegate both Newcastle United and Norwich City.

It was the culmination of a fine job from Allardyce, who has transformed the black Cats' fortunes since replacing Dick Advocaat at the beginning of the campaign.

His attention has now turned to improving the squad to ensure that they are not fighting relegation again, with the transfer window key to his plans.

Many are anticipating a busy summer for them, and the boss has confirmed that he is looking to improve in at least four positions.

Speaking on Goals on Sunday, he claimed that he will be prioritising a striker, a goal-scoring midfielder, a wide player and a full-back being added to his squad.

In terms of the full-back spot, it will be interesting to see if on loan Tottenham Hotspur man DeAndre Yedlin comes into that thinking.

He has done well during his loan spell and improved under Allardyce’s leadership and another loan spell, or indeed a permanent switch could suit both parties.

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