Phil Parkinson provides a Sunderland January transfer update and latest on Aiden McGeady future

Sunderland’s January transfer business is expected to ramp up next week when Phil Parkinson meets with Stewart Donald and the recruitment team on Monday.

Sunday, 5th January 2020, 1:12 pm

The Black Cats have a free midweek after a busy festive run of games which has seen Sunderland remain unbeaten in four games picking up eight points from 12.

Speaking after the comfortable 3-1 victory over Lincoln City at the Stadium of Light, Parkinson was asked for an update on the transfer plans.

Parkinson said: “We are going to have a meeting Monday with the chairman and all the recruitment team and get together and go through everything.

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“We have obviously been liaising anyway over recent days.

“With everyone having games over the weekend things tend to get put on hold.”

Sunderland have an interest in Antoine Semenyo, with several clubs chasing a loan deal for the Bristol City striker.

As reported by the Echo last week, Sunderland face competition from several Football League clubs to land him on loan – with Doncaster favourites.

The 19-year-old netted six times during a loan spell at Newport County last term, but is yet to get off the mark at Bristol City.

On Semenyo, Parkinson has previously told the Echo: “He is a player we have looked at and has pace and power. He is someone we have been monitoring.”

League Two sides Swindon Town and Newport County are also interested.

In terms of outgoings, Dylan McGeouch and Aiden McGeady could both leave the Stadium of Light this window, with strong interest in McGeady after he was told he had no future at the club.

Asked whether there was an update on McGeady, Parkinson told the Echo: “Nothing at the moment.”

Ethan Robson will return from his loan spell at Grimsby Town on Tuesday when the players return to training at the Academy of Light. There is loan interest in him from other clubs.

Sunderland beat Lincoln City thanks to goals from Tom Flanagan and a Lynden Gooch brace, Sunderland leading 3-0 at the break.