Sunderland's season came to a close on Sunday with a 1-0 defeat at Tottenham which left them 17th in the Barclays Premier League - just three points above the relegation zone.
Sunderland have relied to a certain extent on Steven Fletcher's goalscoring abilities for much of the season, with the Scot supplying 11 of the 41 league goals scored by the Black Cats.
Connor Wickham and Danny Graham were unable to replicate Fletcher's form during the final eight games of the season when the former Wolves striker was out through injury.
Di Canio has revealed he will sit down with Ellis Short to discuss plans for next year and he will make it clear to the Sunderland owner that he needs more firepower if he is to keep the club in the top-flight next term.
"We need to bring in quality, particularly up front, because to win games you need to score and we don't score many goals," the Sunderland manager said.
"We don't have many weapons in our side at the moment to damage the opponent."