Paolo di Canio wants an English player: report

Meanwhile, Di Canio says South Korea striker Ji Dong-Won should return to training soon despite missing Wednesday night's friendly against Danish side FC Midtjylland.

updated: August 08, 2013 16:54 IST
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Sunderland, England: Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio is in the market for an English midfielder to bring some muscle to his team, according to an interview published on Thursday.

The Italian has already made nine signings in the close season but feels there is something crucial missing from his squad -- English grit.

"The club is working on the two full-backs but more important to me is the need to get a key player in central midfield, someone who's English," Di Canio told the Sunderland Echo newspaper.

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