Sunderland AFC transfer news RECAP: Message sent over Rangers winger Jordan Jones as Portsmouth win boosts promotion hopes

Sunderland saw their promotion hopes boosted by a big win at Portsmouth last night – as they ended a Fratton Park hoodoo spanning over 20 years.

It was 1997 when the Black Cats last won at Pompey, but they put an end to that particular record as Charlie Wyke and Jordan Jones sealed a 2-0 win.

And with that game out the way, focus now turns to this weekend’s Papa John’s Trophy final against Tranmere at Wembley.

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  • Sunderland won at Portsmouth yesterday evening to extend their unbeaten run
  • Charlie Wyke and Jordan Jones scored in a 2-0 win
  • The Black Cats now turn their focus to Wembley - and the Papa John’s Trophy final with Tranmere Rovers
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Tranmere Rovers boss Keith Hill is looking forward to a ‘special weekend’ at Wembley – after the League Two side warmed-up for their clash with Sunderland with victory at Southend.

Goals from Paul Lewis and George Ray handed Tranmere victory against the struggling Shrimpers on Tuesday evening as they continue their fine form of late.

The Prenton Park outfit have lost just one of their last six games in League Two, with that sole defeat coming last Saturday against Crawley Town.

And Hill was delighted with how his side bounced back ahead of the Papa John’s Trophy final – particularly given the likes of the experienced David Nugent were rested for the game.

Read more HERE

Sunderland looking to take former Manchester United midfielder on trial

Sunderland are looking to take Gateshead youngster Danny Greenfield on a two-week trial.

The former Manchester United academy midfielder has been one of the highlights of the Heed’s disjointed National League North campaign and has attracted scouts from several EFL clubs during the season.

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The Sunderland branch of Papa John’s has a new name – and it’s all in honour of Sunderland’s trip to Wembley.

ee Johnson will lead his side out at the national stadium in the final of the Papa John’s Trophy on Sunday, March 14 as the Black Cats eye a first win at the national stadium since the famous FA Cup triumph of 1973.

It’s the third time in three years that the Wearsiders have reached Wembley, and fans are hoping for a happy outcome this weekend.

And ahead of the final, the tournament title sponsors have re-named their Sunderland store in honour of the head coach in order to build anticipation ahead of the big day.

Read more HERE

Last night’s verdict is in

Read what our SAFC writer Phil Smith made of last night’s big win HERE

This is brilliant from Sunderland!

A heart-warming story ahead of Sunday’s final...

Here’s what the Sunderland legend made of last night’s win, the club’s promotion hopes and new head coach Lee Johnson...

Sunderland will be in red and white this weekend!

As it should be!

Kenny Jackett has been discussing the game

Here’s the verdict of the Portsmouth boss...

After the goals, we couldn’t find necessarily the strikes.

There is some moments in terms of the referee which the players are disappointed with. We have to take our own responsibility because a lot of our process between both boxes was pretty good tonight.

The key moments, the moments in either box, the moments that count and the ones that generally we are pretty good at, we didn’t get those right tonight and if you don’t do that, generally, you won’t win.

Some positive news on the injury front!

Lee Johnson is set to welcome a host of key players back to training today - ahead of the Papa John’s Trophy final on Sunday.

The Black Cats have been deprived of some options, most notably at the back, in recent weeks.

But five players are set to train on Wednesday ahead of the final.

And Lee Johnson is hopeful that the knock sustained by Aiden O’Brien at Portsmouth on Tuesday isn’t too serious.

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