Bruce: No enquiries about Gyan

The Black Cats gaffer is planning to enter the transfer market in a

big way after losing four loan players at the end of the season.

And the priority is to find a striker to lighten the load on Ghana

star Gyan, who bagged 11 goals in his debut season on Wearside.

Bruce told the Northern Echo: “I have seen bits of speculation, but

that does not worry me at all. I have had no enquiries for Gyan.

“He will be better in the second year because he will be used to it

more. What we need is competition for him.” The summer spending

will not stop there, according to Bruce, who said: “When I first

came in I signed Darren Bent, Fraizer Campbell, Lorik Cana, Lee

Cattermole, Titus Bramble and Michael Turner. We need another

influx like we had then. “I don’t think people realise we had five

loan players (in the season just gone). That is because the owner

in previous years has spent a lot of money. “There is nothing wrong

with a loan player and (Nedum) Onuoha, (Danny) Welbeck and Elmo

(Ahmed Elmohamady) all played huge parts in the season. “We could

look at that again. There’s nothing wrong with that – but we had

five out of 24. It shows you how light we were.”