Sunderland AFC transfer news RECAP: Phil Parkinson pre-Oxford United press conference and Chris Maguire injury latest
Sunderland AFC continued their fine form of late with a 3-0 win over Rochdale last night to solidify their place in the League One play-off zone – here are today’s updates...
We’ve got the latest on the injury front, all the reaction and analysis to the big win, a look ahead to Saturday’s trip to Oxford United as well as some takeover and transfer updates.
Scroll down through our blog for a recap of all of today’s Sunderland news and developments:
Sunderland AFC takeover news RECAP: 12 February
Last updated: Wednesday, 12 February, 2020, 18:10
- Sunderland continued their fine form of late with a 3-0 win over Rochdale yesterday evening
- The Black Cats are confident that Chris Maguire's injury is not serious
- Phil Parkinson faced the press ahead of Saturday's trip to Oxford United.
- Here is the latest news and developments from Wednesday 12 February...
And welcome to our live Sunderland AFC live blog!
We'll be bringing you the latest throughout the day - including all the reaction to the win over Rochdale
So stick with us as Wednesday progresses...
An injury update on Chris Maguire
Steve Parkin is confident that Chris Maguire has not suffered a serious injury after another superb attacking display from the attacking midfielder.
Maguire played a part in all three goals as Sunderland raced into a three-nil lead that they never looked like relinquishing against Rochdale.
There was a slight concern for the Black Cats as he appeared to pull up with an injury midway through the second half.
Why hasn't Declan John featured yet?
Steve Parkin says Declan John will have to be patient after the Swansea City loanee again missed out on selection for the matchday squad.
Parkin insists that John is doing well behind the scenes and expects to see him get his chance in the coming weeks.
FPP Sunderland take step towards dissolving
FPP Sunderland - the investment vehicle registered by Glenn Fuhrman, Robert Platek and John Phelan when launching takeover talks for the Black Cats - is set to be dissolved within the next three months.
That's after a First Gazette notice was issued to the company.
How did Aiden McGeady fare on his Charlton debut?
Lee Bowyer has praised Sunderland loanee Aiden McGeady – after he performed ‘very well’ on his Charlton Athletic debut.
The 33-year-old missed the Addicks’ defeat at Stoke City through illness, but returned to the bench for the trip to Nottingham Forest.
And McGeady entered the fray early in the second half, replacing Ehrun Oztumer while helping Charlton to see out a vital 1-0 win at the City Ground.
A must-read as we delve into the big issues at the Stadium of Light...
Phil Parkinson is facing the press at 1pm - stick with us for updates...
Here's what Phil Parkinson had to say...
Parkinson on the Rochdale win
"I'm delighted to the get the result. In the first half we were excellent. Back-to-back home wins is a big confidence boost for us."
Parkinson on Oxford United
"We always strive to go for the win. Oxford are a good team and they've had a decent cup run, losing to Newcastle. They've got some good young players, but injury problems and suspension problems."
Parkinson on Oxford v Newcastke
"That game summed Oxford up. They've got some very good footballers but at times they look vulnerable defensively."
Parkinson on injuries
"Maguire came off with a dead leg and there was no need to risk him. He feels a lot better this morning, but we'll assess him."
Juan Sartori has broken his silence on Sunderland AFC...
BREAKING: Simon Grayson sacked by Blackpool
Former Sunderland boss Simon Grayson has been dismissed by League One rivals Blackpool.
The Seasiders have won just one of their last 12 in all competitions and have slipped further away from play-off contention, forcing owner Simon Sadler to act.
And Grayson, who returned to Bloomfield Road in the summer, has now been dismissed.
The latest on the injury front from Phil Parkinson
Some quality photos here, can you spot anyone you know?
Phil Smith discusses the club's academy structure in this week's column
Thank you for joining us in today's live blog!
Scroll down for a recap of today's stories from the Stadium of Light.