Sunderland AFC transfer news RECAP: Fitness update on Cats defender as club hand quartet trial
It’s a new week at the Stadium of Light, and Sunderland AFC are turning their attentions to the visit of Ipswich Town on Saturday afternoon.
The Black Cats suffered a first defeat in ten games at Portsmouth last weekend, and are now sweating on injuries to two key man as they prepare for the visit of the Tractor Boys. We’ll have the latest on that front, plus all the latest club news, throughout the day. Scroll down for fresh news from Monday:
LIVE: Sunderland AFC transfer news (3 February)
Last updated: Monday, 03 February, 2020, 17:37
- A failed Sunderland striker swoop has been revealed
- The Black Cats lost 2-0 to Portsmouth on Saturday afternoon, ending their nine-game unbeaten run
- Phil Parkinson is sweating on the fitness of Charlie Wyke and Joel Lynch, who were both withdrawn through injury
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Failed striker swoop revealed as Cats see bid knocked-back
Sunderland are reported to have had a deadline day bid for Southend United striker Charlie Kelman rejected.
The Southend Echo claim Premier League Tottenham Hotspur also saw a bid turned down for the 18-year-old.
The teenager came through the youth set-up at Roots Hall.T
Sunderland signed five players in the January window including Declan John and Antoine Semenyo on loan deals on deadline day from Swansea City and Bristol City respectively.
Sunderland face an anxious wait over Joel Lynch
Manager Phil Parkinson is waiting to discover the extent of Lynch's injury after he was stretchered-off at Portsmouth - but fears it will be 'very bad'.
“He was knocked unconscious and has gone to hospital,” he said.
“We don't really know the extent of his injury yet and we just hope he's alright.
“The centre-forward has just pushed him [into the goalkeeper], there's no need for him to do that.
“It looks like he has suffered a very bad injury and it is a worry when someone is knocked clean out.
“The medical team were on there very quickly, we can only tell you more when we get him ourselves from hospital.”
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The striker has spoken out on his deadline day exit
Marc McNulty has revealed how ‘twists and turns’ almost scuppered his Sunderland exit and subsequent return to Hibernian.
The striker completed a deadline day switch to Easter Road after seeing his season-long loan at the Stadium of Light cut short.
And the 27-year-old praised the endeavour of Hibs’ senior management to get the deal done - having admitted it was on-and-off during the closing weeks of the window.
Paul Lambert backs Ipswich to bounce back at Sunderland
The Ipswich Town boss has backed the Tractor Boys to bounce back when they head to the Stadium of Light on Saturday - after they were beaten 4-1 by Peterborough.
"The lads will bounce back," said Lambert.
"They'll bounce back as quick as they can. We're five points off it, it's not a major disaster.
"Fifteen games is a hell of a lot of football. We've got the Easter period, which will determine a lot of stuff. There's a really long, long way to go."
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