Former Sunderland star Michael Gray has hinted that a takeover deal for the club could be close.
Ellis Short is actively looking to sell the club after relegation to League One, with a number of parties having shown an interest.
Fans are desperate for some positive news and Gray has claimed there is 'going to be a bit of excitement' in the next few weeks for his hometown club.
He told Talksport: “There’s light at the end of the tunnel, put it that way.
“There’s going to be a bit of excitement at the club over the next two or three weeks – that’s all I can say about it. I'm quite excited about
“Something needs to get done quickly – it'll put smiles back on people’s faces and get them going back to the stadium.
“It’s a plan – it’s not going to happen overnight. But I think it’s something to look forward to.”