Charlton Athletic winger Aiden McGeady opens up about his future plans with 18-months left on Sunderland deal

Aiden McGeady admits his future remains up in the air with the winger just focusing on getting a run in the Charlton Athletic side.

Friday, 21st February 2020, 2:36 pm

McGeady, who has 18-months left on his Sunderland deal, joined the Championship side on deadline day after it was made clear he didn’t have a future on Wearside under Phil Parkinson.

His future is seemingly away from Sunderland, though McGeady is only taking things month-by-month at the moment.

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Sunderland winger Aiden McGeady is on loan at Charlton Athletic.

“I haven’t thought too much about the future,” McGeady told the South London Press.

“I want to take it month by month and see how I do at Charlton, try to help the team progress up the league.

“As far as staying beyond that, I’ve not really thought about it. Who knows what will happen in football? It’s only two or three months ago I was playing at Sunderland, something changes and you’re at a different team.

“Football changes very quickly.

“If that was a possibility – staying beyond the end of the season – then of course it’s something I’d be looking at. I’m hoping that can maybe happen but it is down to me to start playing games and getting a run in the side.

“I’m gradually getting back to full sharpness. It will take a little time to get to 100 per cent.”

McGeady insists he still has the hunger to make a big contribution.

McGeady said: “If I didn’t have any hunger and didn’t want to play football then I’d still be sitting at Sunderland because I have a year and a half left on my contract.

“I’d be training there and just getting on with my life.

“But I want to play football as long as I can. It is a short career and you’re a long time retired. I still feel I can effect games and have got enough about me.

“It’s not like I’m 43 – I’m 33. I’ll be 34 soon but I’ve got that hunger to play and win matches.”