Victor Anichebe feels his impact with Sunderland is proof of the quality in the free agency market.
The Black Cats have won every time Anichebe has started at the Stadium of Light this season, the 1-0 victory over Watford on Saturday making it three out of three.
“Come January, if we could get a couple of faces in, that would be a big help,” said Anichebe, who is well aware that his manager has been told there is no money to spend.
“They don’t have to be big-money signings – there are a lot of people out there who could make an impact. I was free, and so was Steven Pienaar.
“There are a lot of free players who are itching to prove a point, and they’re the type of people who I think could really help change things.
“I’ve got friends in a similar position to the one I was in and they have been on to me asking if they can speak to the manager.
“We’ve got good coaching staff and good people behind the scenes, and I’m sure they’re looking at that now. I’ve shown what’s possible.”