Sunderland AFC news RECAP: Jack Diamond signs new deal, club drop case against doctor in Ricky Alvarez debacle, how much Cats paid to agents revealed

Sunderland are set to face Oxford United in League One at the Stadium of Light on Good Friday.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 3:36 pm
Aiden O’Brien.
Aiden O’Brien.

It is now 10 league games without defeat for Lee Johnson’s side.

Indeed, Sunderland are unbeaten in their last 12 games in all competitions and have lost just once in 18

Joey Barton’s Bristol Rovers were the latest team to fail in their attempts to stop the Black Cats’ momentum.

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But the Gas failed courtesy of an Aiden O’Brien goal at the Memorial Stadium.

The Black Cats are within striking distance of Peterborough United, who they play in a huge clash on Easter Monday.

As well as being just two points behind second-placed Posh, the Wearside club are also just three points away from league leaders Hull City with two games in hand.

We’ll bring you the latest team news, analysis, insight and more throughout the day ahead of a busy Easter period:

Sunderland AFC transfer news (March 31)

Last updated: Wednesday, 31 March, 2021, 15:26

  • Sunderland are set to face Oxford United at the Stadium of Light on Good Friday
  • The Black Cats are two points behind second-place Peterborough and three points behind league leaders Hull
  • Lee Johnson’s men have a game to come against Posh on Easter Monday

The League One table - as it stands

Sunderland Ladies have returned to training

Sunderland take Gateshead man on trial

Sunderland are set to take Gateshead youngster Nelson Ogbewe on trial.

The news comes after the 18-year-old youngster scored against the Black Cats in a behind closed doors friendly earlier this week

The 18-year-old put pen to paper on his first professional contract with the Gateshead earlier this month.

He signed a two year deal with the National League North side.

Sunderland confirm appointment

Sunderland have appointed James Young to the club as its new Head of Analysis and Data.

Sporting Director Kristjaan Speakman said to “The use of data is becoming more prevalent in our industry and our interpretation and application of it will play an important role within our strategy.

“It was key to identify the right individual to lead a combined domain across performance analysis and data and we are delighted to welcome James to Sunderland AFC.

“This appointment represents a significant change to our operational processes, introducing a new way of working that will support all functions within the football department to ensure they become more effective and efficient.”

Sunderland ‘weighing up’ move for Tranmere Rovers player

Sunderland are among the clubs weighing up a move for Tranmere Rovers’ Otis Khan this summer.

That’s according to Football League World.

The 25-year-old moved to Prenton Park last summer after leaving Mansfield Town but has enjoyed an excellent season for the League Two club.

The website stated: “FLW understands that this has alerted a number of clubs including Preston North End, Portsmouth and the Black Cats to monitor his progress.”

Sunderland Ladies have returned to the Academy of Light

FA release clubs’ spending on agents

Jack Diamod signs news deal

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