'On the tip of everyone’s tongue' - Pundit delivers verdict on out of contract Sunderland player

Sunderland are set to face Hull City at the KCOM Stadium tomorrow evening.

Monday, 19th April 2021, 5:00 pm

The Black Cats suffered a third straight loss against Blackpool on Saturday afternoon to all but end the Black Cats’ automatic promotion hopes.

Lee Johnson’s men have not won since Good Friday when they defeated 10-man Oxford United at the Stadium of Light.

Here, though, we take you through all of the latest news and talk from around the division:

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SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: Sunderland player Charlie Wyke in action during the Sky Bet League One match between Sunderland and Charlton Athletic at Stadium of Light on April 10, 2021 in Sunderland, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Kevin Phillips delivers verdict on Charlie Wyke’s contract situation

Kevin Phillips has delivered his verdict on star striker Charlie Wyke’s contract situation.

The forward’s present deal expires in the summer and there is said to be interest from Championship clubs.

"It’s a double-edged sword," he told Football Insider. “The more he scores the more people will want him at the end of the day.

“If Sunderland don’t go up, there will be teams sniffing around – 100 per cent. I imagine he will score at least 30 this season and when you are posting numbers like that, naturally, someone is going to be sniffing around.

“Could he help a team get out of the Championship? He is a player on the tip of everyone’s tongue.

“If a club is looking for a striker of his mould, there is not many better in the Championship or League One.”

League One clubs linked with Swindon Town player

Portsmouth, Doncaster Rovers and MK Dons are all keeping tabs on the situation surrounding Jack Payne at Swindon Town

That’s according to Football League World who sate that there is a relegation release clause in the attacker’s contract.

The website states that if bottom-club Swindon suffers relegation this season, there’s a release clause in the 26-year-old’s contract at the County Ground that would allow him to leave for free.

Sunderland’s rivals in League One Portsmouth, Doncaster and MK Dons interested in the player and could be set to make a summer swoop.

Several previous national reports have also suggested that Barnsley were also interested in a deal for the former Huddersfield Town player.

Swindon Town are currently bottom of League One on 37 points and are even points adrift of safety with only four fixtures remaining in the third teir.

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