Grant Leadbitter given leave of absence from Sunderland to deal with personal issues

Grant Leadbitter has been given a leave of absence from Sunderland.

Thursday, 6th February 2020, 1:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th February 2020, 1:38 pm

Phil Parkinson expects the 34-year-old midfielder to be away for a few weeks due to personal issues.

“Grant is going to have a few weeks away,” Parkinson said.

“He's got some personal issues he needs to sort and we're going to give him any help we can.

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Sunderland midfielder Grant Leadbitter
Sunderland midfielder Grant Leadbitter

“He's going to have some time away from the club and hopefully he'll come back stronger and fitter than ever.”