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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5. Injured Chairboy handed extension
Wycombe Wanderers midfielder Nick Freeman has been handed a new one-year extension to remain at Adams Park until 2023. Freeman could be sidelined for the remainder of the League One campaign after picking up a cruciate ligament injury in the win over Lincoln City in August. But the Chairboys have confidence in the 25-year-old to return to full form and fitness and have granted him a new deal. Gareth Ainsworth said: “Nick has come a long way with this club, from League 2 to playing in the Championship, and he’s been a big part of our journey over the past five years. He’s suffered a nasty injury and we wanted Nick to know that he remains an important part of Wycombe Wanderers, and there’s light at the end of the tunnel of his rehab programme, knowing that he has the security of another year on his contract to come back and get back to the top of his game." (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
Photo: Warren Little
6. Pundit hints at striker recall
EFL pundit Ian Holloway believes Ipswich Town should prepare to lose star striker Macauley Bonne in January with the 25-year-old to be recalled by parent club Queens Park Rangers. Bonne was one of a raft of summer signings at Portman Road as Paul Cook shaped his side for a tilt at League One promotion and the on loan striker has made a blistering start to the campaign scoring nine times in 11 appearances. “Come January I would be planning that he won’t be there,” Holloway said. “I hate to be that bloke, but you loan a kid out, he keeps scoring like that, and your own players go ‘Why are you loaning him out?!’ “The supporters will be wanting him back so, it’s a great experience for the boy to be going and playing in the Ipswich first-team, but I think he’ll be back.” (Photo by Ashley Allen/Getty Images)
Photo: Ashley Allen
7. Robinson targeting ‘aggressive’ January window
Oxford United manager Karl Robinson is hoping his side can maintain their play-off push between now and January so he can be aggressive in the transfer market. The U’s are currently seventh in the League One table just one point outside the play-off places and five outside of an automatic promotion spot and boss Robinson is hoping a strong winter window may allow his side to make it third time lucky in the play-off lottery having come up short in the previous two campaigns. Speaking to the Bandbury Cake he said: “Hopefully there will be one or two players coming in to make the squad even better. My job between now and then is to make sure we’re still in that position where we can see the play-offs. If we can still see them, we’d like to think we’d be so aggressive in January.” (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)
Photo: Alex Burstow
8. Accrington striker must show commitment
Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman pulled no punches when addressing the situation of striker Dion Charles declaring the 26-year-old is not showing enough commitment to the club. Charles enjoyed his best season to date last season scoring 20 times in all competitions for Stanley but is yet to register in the league this term and has not featured at club level since September’s defeat to the Black Cats at the Stadium of Light. Coleman told the Lancashire Telegraph: “Dion needs to realise it’s a two-way process football. We have given him a massive lift-up into his career and he has got to show commitment to the club and, at this moment in time, he is not.” (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
Photo: Gareth Copley