Former Sunderland striker retained by League One rivals as Billy Jones returns to parent club and Ipswich offload EIGHT players

Sunderland are preparing for the play-offs but what talk is there from around League One?

Thursday, 13th May 2021, 4:30 pm

Indeed, UEFA have confirmed that the Champions League final between Chelsea and Manchester City will now take place in Porto rather than Istanbul.

There was talk that the match could be moved to Wembley on May 29, therefore causing disruptions to the EFL play-off finals.

Yet that proposal hasn’t come to fruition, meaning the League One play-off final will still be played at Wembley on Sunday, May 30.

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Mikael Mandron of Crewe looks on during the Sky Bet League One match between Crewe Alexandra and Doncaster Rovers at The Alexandra Stadium.
Mikael Mandron of Crewe looks on during the Sky Bet League One match between Crewe Alexandra and Doncaster Rovers at The Alexandra Stadium.

Here, though, we take you through all of the latest news and talk from around the web and any stories that you may have missed today:

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Sunderland Fleetwood Town, Plymouth and Aberdeen have all been linked with Rotherham defender Clark Robertson. The 27-year-old Scot, who will be out of contract next month, has caught the eye of several Football League clubs. (Football Insider)

It is understood that Sunderland striker Charlie Wyke is not necessarily one of Neil Warnock’s dop striking targets for the summer window. The Teesside-born attacker had been linked with a move to the Riverside Stadium. (The Roar Podcast)

Former Sunderland striker Mikel Mandron has been given another year at League One rivals Crewe Alexandra whilst ex-Black Cats defender Billy Jones has returned to Rotherham United following his loan move at Gresty Road. (Crewe Alexandra’s club website)

Former Sunderland and Manchester United defender Donald Love has been released by Shrewsbury Town. (Shrewsbury Town’s club website)

Ipswich boss Paul Cook has told Luke Chambers, Cole Skuse, Alan Judge, Stephen Ward, Freddie Sears, Emyr Huws, Tristan Nydam and James Wilson that they will not be offered new terms. (Various)

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