Date: 20th January 2017 at 8:00pm
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Davie Moyes has issued another message of misery as Sunderland fans brace themselves for the annual battle against relegation.

Three games into the new season Moyes infuriated Black Cats fans by warning that the club was in for a long battle against relegation.

January transfer funds are limited at The Stadium of Light with the club’s biggest issue fending off interest in Jermain Defoe.

Discussing his transfer ambitions Moyes told BT Sport: “I think I’d be kidding you on if I told you that the players we’re going to bring in during January will make a big difference. First of all, we probably couldn’t get that level of player.”

Moyes looked like he could have been one of the first managerial casualties of the season when Sam Allardyce became available but managed to put together a couple of wins to hang onto his job.

Sunderland remain deep in trouble with little signs of progress under Moyes despite his impressive reputation from his time at Everton.

Moyes has been linked with Norwich’s Robbie Brady butfaces competition for the Irishman from Burnley and Crystal Palace, with his dowbeat comments it seems unlikely that Brady will be heading north.

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