Sunderland AFC transfer news RECAP: Summer deal talk ramps-up as Lee Johnson monitors injuries to two key men

Sunderland are turning their attentions to Sunday’s visit of Northampton – having defeated Plymouth Argyle in League One last Saturday.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 3:06 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 AFC transfer news: Summer deal talk ramps-up as Lee Johnson monitors injuries to two key men
Sunderland AFC transfer news: Summer deal talk ramps-up as Lee Johnson monitors injuries to two key men

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.

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Last updated: Tuesday, 04 May, 2021, 12:54

  • Sunderland face Northampton Town on Sunday, with a play-off place already secured
  • Play-off rivals Blackpool and Lincoln City are both in action this evening
  • Lee Johnson will monitor Aiden McGeady and Charlie Wyke this week after the pair suffered minor injuries

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We’ll have the latest from the Stadium of Light throughout the day as Sunderland prepare for Sunday’s visit of Northampton Town...

Sunderland set to monitor Wyke and McGeady injuries

Sunderland will monitor Charlie Wyke and Aiden McGeady this week after the pair missed the win at 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.

Double under-23 transfer swoop on the cards?

Sunderland could be set to add two new players to their under-23 ranks.

Northampton Town academy midfielder Tom Scott is reportedly set to join the Black Cats at the end of the season having been involved in some of the club’s recent Premier League 2 fixtures. Scott could again feature as Sunderland’s under-23 side head to Stoke City tonight.

And he may not be the only new addition to Elliott Dickman’s squad over the summer – with the Sun claiming that the Wearsiders want to sign Manchester United goalkeeper Jacob Carney.

Carney, who is currently on loan at Portadown, is also thought to be on the radar of Burnley ahead of his contract expiring this summer.

A number of Sunderland’s under-23 side see their contracts expire this summer, meaning Dickman could well be in the market for fresh recruits.

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Sunderland have been labelled the worst run side in Premier League history by football finance expert Keiran Maguire.

“They are the fifth-biggest loss-makers in Premier League history. If you take a look at the payoffs that they’ve had to former chief executives, they’re quite spectacular.

“What have they got for being the fifth-biggest loss-makers in Premier League history? They’ve got three years in League One, despite for two of those years being in receipt of parachute payments.

“Historically, some of the people that have been running your club from a financial point of view have made spectacularly bad decisions on a regular basis.”

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