Sunderland's League One rivals' move for ex-Newcastle United rising prospect hits the rocks

Sunderland’s League One rivals Rotherham United have suffered a blow in their bid to strengthen.

Wednesday, 2nd October 2019, 11:00 am
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Former Newcastle United rising star Callum Roberts was set to go on trial at the New York Stadium this week – but illness prevented Roberts travelling to South Yorkshire.

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Blyth Spartans boss Lee Clark, formerly of NUFC and SAFC, explained: “I’m aware of the interest from Rotherham.

“But, he will be involved for us at the weekend if he recovers from illness.”