Sunderland handed potential £2m transfer boost as fans praised for season ticket sales

There has been plenty of news surrounding Sunderland and their League One rivals recently.
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There was former Black Cats striker Michael Bridges and his incredible story surrounding Martin Bain when the club was hunting for a new manager.

And then came the incredible Sol Campbell-Sunderland claim with the former Newcastle United defender looking to take up another managerial role.

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And the Sunderland Echo has spoken exclusively to Grant Leadbitter as he prepares to leave his boyhood club for the second time in two parts.

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Part one is available by clicking here whilst you can follow this link for the second installment.

Here, though, we take you through all of the latest news you may have missed today in our daily round-up:

Kevin Phillips shares thoughts on season ticket sales

Former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips has delivered his verdict on 21,000 fans purchasing season tickets.

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“They don’t disappoint do they? The Sunderland fans,” Phillips told Football Insider.

“I’m not surprised. I’m sure there will be more before next season starts.

“No matter how frustrated they were after that last game when people surrounded Lee Johnson.

“A lot of people said they wouldn’t step foot back in the Stadium of Light. But once the dust settles, they are football fans.

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“They will get behind their club. They will do it in abundance again next year. It shows how passionate those supporters are.

“21,000 in League One is just phenomenal really. Let’s hope the club can finally give those loyal fans something to cheer about next season with a promotion.”

Wolves give ‘green light’ to Dion Sanderson exit

Wolves have given the green light for rising star Dion Sanderson to leave for good this summer

That’s according to Football Insider who claim that the Premier League outfit are prepared to let the 21-year-old leave Molineux

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The defender impressed whilst out on loan at Sunderland last campaign but missed out on the play-offs with an injury.

Former boss Nuno Espirito Santo did not rate Sanderson as a future Premier League star and this stance is set to remain despite his departure.

The same outlet also claims that Sunderland are already working on a deal but wrongly claimed Lee Johnson was about to be sacked recently.

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