League One clubs are in Papa John's Trophy action (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

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Sunderland head into tonight’s Papa John’s Trophy tie with Manchester United U21’s buoyed by the news of midfielder Elliot Embleton’s new deal.

Wednesday, 13th October 2021, 1:09 pm

Embleton has put pen to paper to extend his stay on Wearside until 2025 having been with the club since he was eight-years-old.

The midfielder opened his account for the club in the win over MK Dons in August and has enjoyed a fruitful run in the first team under head coach Lee Johnson so far this season.

While Embleton may miss out on tonight’s Papa John’s Trophy tie, as the Black Cats look to all but secure their passage into the knockout phase, with Johnson set to hand opportunities to some of Sunderland’s academy stars once more, the news of Embleton committing his future to the club has been well received by supporters.

But here, we look at what’s been happening around League One over the last 24 hours including the impact of Embleton's new deal.

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