Sunderland's best XI after the January transfer window

Chris Coleman manager of Sunderland looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Sunderland at St Andrews on January 30, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Sunderland desperately needed to add to their squad to boost their survival hopes.

Sunderland player Lee Cattermole (l) looks on dejectedly after teammate David Vaughan scores an own goal during the FA Cup Sixth Round Replay between Sunderland and Everton at Stadium of...

Sunderland had a tough transfer window but managed to bring in five players overall. 

Jake Clarke-Salter, Kazenga LuaLua, Ovie Ejaria, Lee Camp and Ashley Fletcher all arrived at the Stadium of Light in January, although the club did lose Lewis Grabban, James Vaughan and Didier N'Dong. 

With all the changes to the team, here is Sunderland's strongest XI (when fully fit) which Chris Coleman has to try to keep the Black Cats in the Championship

GK: Lee Camp

Coleman signed experienced goalkeeper Lee Camp who will add an assured presence between the sticks. He has enjoyed success at Derby County and Nottingham Forest throughout his career. 

CB: Lamine Kone 

Lasse Vibe of Brentford and Lamine Kone of Sunderland challenge for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Sunderland at Griffin Park on October 21, 2017 in...

Lamine Kone made his return from injury against Birmingham City in mid-week. The powerful Ivorian was instrumental for Sunderland when they survived in the Premier League in 2016. He is their most talented defender and has been linked with a move to the Premier League in the last two windows. 

CB: Jake Clarke-Salter

20-year-old defender was Sunderland's first signing of the window, joining on loan from Chelsea. Salter is highly rated at Stamford Bridge. He signed a four year deal in the summer. He was also part of the England under-20 side that won the World Cup. 

CB: Paddy McNair 

The former Manchester United defender has had terrible luck with injuries but when fit, he is an imposing figure at the heart of the defence and puts his body on the line for the cause. A consistent run in the side could be beneficial for him and Sunderland. 

RWB: Adam Matthews

Welshman Adam Matthews has been first choice at right-back for the majority of the season. He is better suited to the wing-back role than Billy Jones due to his high energy and attacking qualities. The 26-year-old scored once so far this season.

LWB: Bryan Oviedo

Bryan Oviedo has stamped his authority on the left wing back role and is easily the best left back in the team. Brendan Galloway has only featured seven times in the Championship and has not impressed during his loan spell from Everton. With 55 Premier League appearances to his name, Oviedo provides better experience than his understudy. 

CM: Lee Cattermole

This Sunderland squad lacks experience but Lee Cattermole is one of a few players who can provide that. The midfielder is one of the toughest players in the league. He likes to break up play and start attacks and possesses good passing ability. 

CM: Ovie Ejaria

Ovie Ejaria of Liverpool  and  Reiss Nelson of Arsenal in action during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Meadow Park on August 25, 2017 in Borehamwood, England.

New signing from Liverpool Ovie Ejaria can provide a more creative spark from midfield. Ejaria was also part of the England under 20s World Cup winning squad. His style of play has been likened to that of Paul Pogba - high energy, box-to-box and with an eye for goal, he is also highly rated by Jurgen Klopp. 

RW: Kazenga LuaLua

New signing Kazenga LuaLua will bring much needed pass to the Sunderland line-up. The former Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle man has the ability to beat defenders and will be able to help the Black Cats' strikers in the goal-scoring department. 

LW: Aiden McGeady

Aiden McGeady has been one of Sunderland's best players so far this season. The Irishman has scored five times already this season and Coleman will be hoping he stays fit as he has the ability to score and create. 

ST: Ashley Fletcher

Ashley Fletcher of Middlesborough controls the ball during the The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Middlesbrough v Brighton and Hove Albion at Riverside Stadium on January 27,...

Despite being only 22, Ashley Fletcher is Sunderland's most experienced striker ahead of Joel Asoro and Josh Maja. He has scored just three goals since August 2016 which does not make great reading but he was only a bit part player at both West Ham and Middlesbrough.

He did score nine goals for Barnsley in 2015-16 so with a run of games and a bit of consistency, he is certainly capable of becoming a regular goal-scorer. 

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