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The transfer business around League One is beginning to hot up.

Tuesday, 10th August 2021, 11:27 am

We round-up the latest transfer news and gossip in our round-up below.

Meanwhile, ahead of tonight’s trip for Sunderland to Port Vale, boss Lee Johnson says Callum Doyle has passed yet another major test as he continues to impress at Sunderland.

The Manchester City loanee grew into the opening-day fixture as the Black Cats sealed a 2-1 win over Wigan Athletic, building yet more momentum from an excellent pre-season campaign.

Johnson had been hugely impressed with how the 17-year-old dealt with experienced forward Josh Magennis a week previous, and says his showing in front over 31,000 fans was another big step forward.

Tellingly, the Sunderland head coach believes there is even more to come from Doyle in the weeks and months ahead.

"It was a big test for him," Johnson said.

"He passed one last week in the way he was able to cope with the physicality of Josh Magennis at Hull, and this was an even bigger one.

"You can never be sure how young players are going to react. Sometimes the legs go a bit to jelly, they can get a little elbow and suddenly crumble.

"But I think he just grew and grew through the game.

"His passing ability I think is already as good as anything in the division. Even there, I don't think he had as many line-cutting passes as he normally would. But you could see the two or three diagonals that were full of quality.

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