Sunderland are on the charge this season and four consecutive league victories has propelled them up to third in the League One table.
They are aiming to bounce back to the Championship at the first time of asking.
And they are currently well positioned to maintain a genuine promotion charge.
Jack Ross is assembling his own squad and it is packed with talented players. But a little dip into the January transfer window to freshen things up could work in Sunderland’s favour.
And Niall Mason should be towards the top of their wish list this January.
The Doncaster Rovers star has helped guide his side to the verge of the play-offs and they will be hoping to compete for promotion.
But Sunderland can dash those hopes and bolster their own promotion credentials by snatching him.
The 21-year-old is a top young talent who joined Doncaster after leaving Aston Villa.
Having previously plied his trade in Real Madrid’s academy, it is clear that the youngster has a lot of potential.
And at such a young age, he already has over 100 senior appearances to his name for Doncaster.
Mason stars either as a centre-half or as a holding midfielder for Doncaster. And this could really boost Sunderland’s squad.
Sunderland have been linked with the London-born defender. And they should firm up their interest with a January move as he is one of the best young talents in the division.