ECHO readers will be able to keep up to speed with news, views and gossip as it happens on what will be another frantic transfer deadline day.
Sunderland has already welcomed midfielder Alfred N’Diaye and defender Kader Mangane to the Stadium of Light, and manager Martin O’Neill has said a new striker is top of his list as transfer deals go down to the wire.
Clubs around the country will also be scurrying to complete their signings before the transfer window slams shut at 11pm on Thursday.
The Echo is again teaming up with students and staff from Sunderland University to bring you all the news live on sunderlandecho.com. The event is sponsored by Sunderland Dogs.
Echo deputy editor Richard Ord said: “There’s always a great buzz around transfer deadline day and Sunderland fans will be eager to find out who the club can capture to help boost the team.
“It’s great to be working with the university again not just to keep our readers up to speed with the news as it happens, but also to try to capture that buzz and excitement that surrounds the day.”
Previous events have seen tens of thousands of clicks on the blog as football fans around the world log on to sunderlandecho.com to learn the latest.
Lee Hall, senior lecturer in journalism at Sunderland University, said: “Transfer deadline day is one of the most nail-biting times for football fans.
“Our live coverage will bring you all the latest as well as giving you inside info and a chance to have your say.”
Echo staff will join students and staff from the university in a dedicated transfer deadline day newsroom.
David Peddie, editor of Sunderland students’ sports website SportsByte, has been co-ordinating the university team.
He said the event was also a great way of giving students the chance to put their skills to use and experience the real-world pressures of a newsroom.