SAFC Lunchtime round-up: Giggs for Sunderland, Love for midfield, Checkatrade Trophy win

Ryan Giggs.
Ryan Giggs.
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International break = a quiet week at the club.

Don’t believe it. Sunderland is still buzzing today with good news on the field and more speculation off it.

Former Sunderland defender-turned-pundit Michael Gray has been telling talkSPORT that he is “not dissing David Moyes” or “trying to get him out of the job” but he has been saying how he’d love Ryan Giggs to come to Wearside.

Read the story here.

Away from Gray’s patter there is some football to talk about.

Sunderland used Donald Love in midfield last night as the club’s U23 side won 1-0 at Hartlepool United in the Checkatrade Trophy.

Given Sunderland’s injury woes in midfield, could the 21-year-old replace the injured Jan Kirchhoff?

Love did OK in the middle and even scored the winner. What did Robbie Stockdale think of the move? Read the coach’s thoughts here.

Sunderland’s young side performed well at the Northern Gas & Power Stadium, click here for Roy Kelly’s player ratings.