Sunderland manager Chris Coleman has hinted that he could be open to sending loan signings Brendan Galloway and Jonny Williams back to their parent clubs this month.
The Black Cats brought in Galloway and Williams from Everton and Crystal Palace respectively during the summer.
However neither have made an impression at the club nor have they even played a minute of football since Coleman was appointed as manager of the club.
Coleman who have to look to sign players on loan this month in order to help his club avoid relegation and sending back the duo to their parent clubs would be a good move as it would free up space within the squad.
“Brendan is at an age (21, where) boys of his age who have come out on loan they need to be playing, his development is important as well,” said Coleman.
“We are looking at what we absolutely need here to help us out. Jonny has bust his shoulder and will be out for another month or six weeks depending how he recovers.
“These guys are not participating, it is hard for them too as they need to be playing.
“There will be a conversation and it is an ongoing conversation but nothing has been decided on any of that yet.”