Sunderland AFC transfer rumours: Contract update provided on Sunderland-linked attacker as League One rivals could lose 18-goal striker in summer transfer blow

Sunderland’s task is simple.

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 4:06 pm

If the Black Cats can win all of their remaining games, they will be promoted from League One as champions.

Sunderland played out 1-1 draw on Easter Monday against Peterborough United but won against Oxford on Goos Friday.

The result means Sunderland are still just two points behind second-placed Posh with a game in hand on Darren Ferguson’s side

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Here, we take a look at some interesting news from around the division and recap anything you may have missed:

Manager provides contract update on Sunderland-linked attacker

St Johnstone manager Callum Davidson has issued an update on Sunderland-linked Guy Melamed’s contract.

“Guy is out of contract at the end of the season. So we will see how he gets on. That’s among the priorities so we’ll work away at it.”

Indeed, the 28-year-old scored in his last game against Dundee United in the Scottish Cup.

“The goal was something we worked on, slide ball down the side, great run by Stevie May and Guy has that quality and that habit of putting the ball in the net. It was a good finish.”

Sunderland’s League One rivals could suffer a potential transfer blow in the summer

Championship outfit Huddersfield Town have been linked with a summer move for Accrington Stanley’s 18-goal striker Dion Charles.

The Sun now claims that the Terriers, Cardiff City and Derby County, are interested in acquiring the services of Charles once the transfer window re-opens this summer.

The 25-year-old's impressive recent form earned him an international call-up to the Northern Ireland squad.

Charles is said to be valued at around £1.5m.

Paul Cook eyeing League One play-off spot for Ipswich Town

Ipswich Town boss Paul Cook has stated he still believes that his side can make the play-offs this season.

“The reality is that we take a point away and we move onto a game next week against MK Dons that we’ve got to try and win. If we want to get into the play-offs then we have to try to win. We’ve got to stay as positive as we can.

“We’re still in with a chance. Can we win enough games to get into the play-offs? I still believe we can.”

Former Sunderland midfielder David Meyler talks Aiden McGeady

Ex-Sunderland midfielder David Meyler has spoken about Sunderland star Aiden McGeady.

The pair played together with the Republic of Ireland.

"Aiden's unbelievable," Meyler explained.

"If you remember the Georgia game in the 92nd minute, Aiden did what’s now renowned as the McGeady spin and then slotted the ball into the top corner.

"Aiden did that on the regular in training.

"One of the hardest things in football is to have that ability to beat someone in a one v one. A top winger wants to eye up the full back and take him on, Aiden has that in abundance."

"For whatever reason at the start of this season at Sunderland, it didn’t exactly work out," Meyler said.

"Aiden is very outspoken, he speaks his mind which I have no problem with because there’s no doubting his ability on the pitch.

"Lee Johnson then came in as manager and what does he do, he brings McGeady straight back in and look at the success they’ve had."

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