Skipper excited by arrivals

John O'Shea admits he cannot wait for the season to start after being hugely impressed by manager Paolo Di Canio's summer signings.

The quality of players that the manager has brought in is pleasing.

Giaccherini has not been here long, but already you can see from his first touch he's got that bit of class - it's very pleasing on the eye.

His link-up play with the strikers looks good and if we can get him fully fit and get Jozy Altidore banging in goals, alongside Sessegnon, who's looking fantastic, it's going to be exciting.

We have got a lot more attacking options than we have had before - the new players, Fletcher when he comes back, Wickham and Ji Dong-won, who's come back from Germany looking a lot sharper.

– Sunderland defender John O'Shea speaking to the club's official website