Sunderland AFC news RECAP: Cats v Rotherham set to be postponed; League One updates
All professional football may be suspended until April 30, but there is still plenty of news coming from the Stadium of Light during these unprecedented times for football.
Sunderland’s players are currently training individually, with fixtures not expected to restart again for a number of weeks, if not months.
But we’ll bring you any major developments from the Academy of Light as the day progresses, with plenty of off-field issues hitting the headlines. Simply scroll down for the latest news:
LIVE: Sunderland AFC news (27 March)
Last updated: Friday, 27 March, 2020, 14:39
- Reports suggest that the EFL will opt to further push back Sunderland's return to action - with all football currently suspended until April 30.
- Stewart Donald has laid bare his financial concerns in scenes from Sunderland 'Til I Die.
- Phil Parkinson confirmed no Sunderland players have shown symptoms of COVID-19.
And welcome to our live blog - where we'll be bringing you the latest from the Stadium of Light throughout the day.
Stick with us as we bring you any major developments...
No cases of coronavirus at Sunderland AFC, says Phil Parkinson
We have had no cases within the squad or the coaching staff. Everyone has been able to do the programmes they have been set, no-one has had to go into self-isolation or anything.
Some interesting comments from Stewart Donald...
Sunderland set to see more fixtures postponed - reports
The resumption of the League One season will be pushed back further next week, according to a report.
All professional football has currently been suspended until April 30, but the Daily Mail claim that date will be further pushed back next week following a meeting of the EFL Board.
It is now thought that restarting football in April would be 'impossible'.
That means Sunderland's trip to Rotherham United will also be postponed, alongside any potential play-off games that the Black Cats may have participated in.
Portsmouth boss admits he's in the dark over EFL restart
There’s been no further meetings I’ve been to, conference calls or information that hasn’t generally been out there to the wide public. We’re watching and waiting exactly the same as everyone else is. We haven’t been given any further information about when it’s likely to be back, when that’s looking the case.
Phil Smith takes a look at what could come next...
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