Sunderland AFC transfer news RECAP: Aiden McGeady and Charlie Wyke injury latest as stopper could be set for new deal

Sunderland defeated Plymouth Argyle in League One last Saturday.

Monday, 3rd May 2021, 4:12 pm

The Black Cats had previously gone seven games without a win but put three past Argyle to cement their play-off place.

Sunderland will now welcome Northampton Town to the Stadium of Light on Sunday in what will be their last league game before the play-offs begin.

Key duo Charlie Wyke and Aiden McGeady both missed out at Plymouth Argyle with minor injury issues.

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Sunderland celebrate against Plymouth Argyle.
Sunderland celebrate against Plymouth Argyle.

McGeady has been suffering with swelling to the foot of late and also has a broken nose, while Wyke, who has not missed a league game in 2021, is managing a thigh issue.

But will they start against Northampton Town on Sunday or will Lee Johnson opt to rest both attackers before the play-offs get underway on May 18 and 19?

We’ll have the latest injury news, analysis and more from the Stadium of Light throughout the day.

Sunderland AFC transfer news (May 3)

Last updated: Monday, 03 May, 2021, 16:11

  • Sunderland defeated Plymouth Argyle 3-1 in League One last Saturday
  • Goals from Ross Stewart, Chris Maguire and Denver Hume handed Sunderland the win
  • Charlie Wyke and Aiden McGeady both missed out at Plymouth Argyle with minor injury issues

The League One table ahead of the final fixtures

This is why Aiden McGeady and Charlie Wyke aren’t in the Sunderland squad at Plymouth

Charlie Wyke and Aiden McGeady both missed out at Plymouth Argyle as Sunderland manage the pair’s minor injury issues.

McGeady has been suffering with swelling to the foot of late and also has a broken nose, while Wyke, who has not missed a league game in 2021, is managing a thigh issue.

Sunderland stopper set for contract extension if Black Cats win promotion

Remi Matthews could be in line to extend his stay at the Stadium of Light.

A report by The Sun claims that the 27-year-old is due a contract extension and a pay rise should Sunderland win promotion to the Championship.

Matthews has made six League One appearances for the Wearsiders so far this campaign with Lee Johnson preferring Lee Burge as his first-choice goalkeeper.

How to watch this weekend’s clash against Northampton Town

What channel is Sunderland vs Northampton Town on?

Unfortunately, the League One match between Sunderland and Northampton Town won’t be shown on television.

Unlike the Black Cats’ games against Peterborough United in League One and Tranmere Rovers in the Papa John’s Trophy final earlier this season, this fixture hasn’t been chosen to be broadcast.

Can I stream Sunderland vs Northampton Town online?

Yes, Sunderland’s game against Northampton Town will be streamed via SAFSEE.

Frankie Francis and Danny Collins will be live from the 30 minutes before kick-off, with the duo also providing post-match analysis and reaction.

New users can set up an account and pay £10 to view the game by clicking here.

Existing users with a season pass can view the game by following this link.

BBC Radio Newcastle also carries full match commentary with Nick Barnes and Gary Bennett and is available on the following frequencies: 95.4FM, 96FM, 103.7FM, 104.4FM and 1458AM.

The Sunderland Echo will also have full coverage from the Stadium of Light on our website, plus another Watch Party with our team of Sunderland fans.

Sunderland linked with goalkeeper swoop

Sunderland and Burnley want to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Jacob Carney.

That’s according to The Sun, who claims the Carney has been earmarked as an option to bolster their under-23 sides.

The 20-year-old is currently on loan at Portadown and has played 22 times for the Northern Irish club.

Their season is due to come to an end later this month with Carney out-of-contract in Old Trafford having been there since 2017.

Ross Stewart has been talking about his performance at Plymouth

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Reflecting on Sunderland's 3-1 win over Plymouth Argyle, Lee Johnson noted that circumstances had left a lot of players on the pitch with a point to prove.

This former Sunderland target could be set for a big-money summer move

Jerry Yates was linked with a move to the Stadium of Light last summer, but eventually joined Blackpool.

And the former Rotherham United man has enjoyed a fine campaign thus far – netting 22 times in all competitions.

Such form has naturally drawn admiring glances from elsewhere, with reports in The Athletic suggesting that Nottingham Forest, Bristol City and Blackburn Rovers are all keen on Yates.

However, a £2million fee could be required to secure his services.

Could Sunderland still finish in third place?

We’ve crunched the numbers to work out exactly what Sunderland must do to finish third - and secure what would be seen as the most preferable play-off tie.

This is exactly what Sunderland must do to finish third in League One - and the help they require from Charlton and Doncaster

Sunderland have secured a play-off spot – but what are their chances of securing one of what are perceived to be the more favourable positions?

Lee Burge’s chances of landing the golden glove are over

Lee Burge has seen his hopes of landing the League One golden glove ended – after conceding at Plymouth Argyle.

The Sunderland stopper has racked-up 18 clean sheets this season, a record that stands among the best in League One.

That record had given the ‘keeper a chance of landing the league’s golden glove – but those hopes came to an end after the 3-1 win at Plymouth Argyle.

Burge will now only be able to rack-up a maximum of 19 clean sheets, which would still be one shy of Blackpool stopper Chris Maxwell, who has achieved 20 shut-outs this term.

Lincoln stopper Alex Palmer has also kept 18 clean sheets during the 2020/21 season and, with the Imps still having two fixtures remaining before the end of the regular season, he could yet catch Maxwell and claim the prize.

For Burge, however, the race is over.

That’s all, folks!

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