Sunderland transfer news: Fulham and Leeds United talents among SAFC trial trio, L1 boss makes ‘ultra-aggressive’ summer vow

Sunderland face a huge test of their play-off credentials on Tuesday evening.

Alex Neil’s side play host to high-flying Rotherham United, and will be eager to boost their promotion hopes with a vital victory.

Rotherham’s squad this evening could include two former Black Cats targets – Georgie Kelly and Freddie Ladapo.

On the potential of Kelly playing a role in the run-in, Warne said: “If he is needed we will use him, but it will be a tactical decision not a romantic one. Hopefully, he can get on the pitch, it’ll be great for him.

“But all the lads deserve to play a part and I won’t look at the decision to use Georgie any more favourably than I would anyone else.”

Warne added on Ladapo, who was not included in the Millers’ squad to face Oxford recently: “There are no dramas there. There always has to be someone left out of the squad when everyone is fit and I made the decision I did.

“I’ll make a decision before training ends today and we’ll go again from there. I decided to play Freddie on Tuesday or Saturday, I will.

“I can see how it looks, but as always everything is multiplied, but there was no great drama.”

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