SB: Cats must get claws into a striker

The Black Cats sold Jones to Premier League rivals Stoke earlier
this month for £8million – and their only goals in two games
this season have been a Darren Bent penalty and a Stephen Carr own
goal. On-loan Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck, 19, and
Martyn Waghorn, 20, are providing cover to Bent and Fraizer
Campbell. But Bruce accepts he must find a proven goal-getter to
boost the Black Cats’ strikepower and compensate for the loss of
Jones. “It’s absolutely paramount that I replace Kenwyne Jones,”
he told the Daily Star. “I’ve got to do it. We’ve got a couple of
young lads in Danny Welbeck and Martyn Waghorn who will play their
part, but they are young boys. “I would not want to get to the end
of the window without another striker here.” Bruce’s prime target
is believed to be Ghanaian World Cup star, Asamoah Gyan. The
24-year-old Rennes striker is rated at £12million but
Sunderland are yet to meet the French club’s valuation. “We have
one or two irons in the fire, but unfortunately nothing is
imminent,” Bruce added.