Poyet eyeing quality signings

first_img The Black Cats ensured Barclays Premier League survival with a late surge last season and looked to strengthen in the summer as they signed the likes of Jack Rodwell, Jordi Gomez and Ricky Alvarez. But the season thus far has not gone to plan with Poyet’s men without a win in six games and with just one victory since an 8-0 drubbing against Southampton in October. With the January transfer window approaching Poyet has made it clear he wishes to strengthen his ranks, although he has suggested that he will have little to do with the process, with sporting director Lee Congerton leading a continental scouting system on Wearside. “I want more quality. Do I think I’ll get it? I don’t know,” he told several national newspapers. “You know what is missing. It is clear what we need to do. That is down to recruitment. “I am a head coach. I am not going to be a head coach when it suits people and a manager when it doesn’t. That side of it is down to recruitment. “So, if you ever get the chance to speak to anyone on the recruitment side and ask them about it, you are lucky. If you don’t, don’t ask me.” Sunderland manager Gus Poyet insisted he needs more quality as he launched a thinly-veiled attack on the recruitment policy at the Stadium of Light.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Starlet Cup within Grasp for Deodass

first_imgWITH the days counting down to the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC) International Race of Champions, one competitor is already licking his chops to get his hands on one of the local titles.Motilall Deodass, better known as Kevin, is in prime position to win the 2017 Toyota Starlet cup to be hosted by the GMR&SC this weekend.“Yes, I am the current leader of the Starlet Cup 2017 championship, but there is still a lot more to do to take it. There are two whole days of racing before anyone can be crowned champion.”He added, “At the moment, I want to take every race as it comes to ensure that we make the best of them and get maximum points.”“We know there are some strong competitors in the group like Rameez Mohamed and Allan Da Silva, but we also have to be cognizant of the new-comers in the group,” Deodass continued.He noted that at the moment, the car is working well but there are definitely some areas that need to be tightened up on.“I think a little more seat team can’t possibly hurt for me as a driver and I think in this week leading up to the race meet, I will be trying to get some more seat time.”last_img read more

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