Will Grigg drops transfer hint as MK Dons stint nears end and Karl Robinson delivers verdict ahead of final day

Sunderland face Northampton Town at the Stadium of Light this afternoon.

Sunday, 9th May 2021, 9:00 am

Lee Johnson’s men face the Cobblers in their last League One fixture on Sunday before entering the play-offs.

Here, though, we take you through all of the latest transfer gossip and talk from around the division:

Will Grigg discusses Sunderland future as MK Dons loan stint nears end

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Will Grigg of Milton Keynes Dons reacts during the Sky Bet League One match between Gillingham and Milton Keynes Dons at MEMS Priestfield Stadium.

Will Grigg has spoken about his future as his loan stint at MK Dons nears completion.

The Northern Ireland international joined the Dons in January after failing to impress at the Stadium of Light but is set to return to Wearside.

Speaking to MKFM, Grigg said: “It’s one of those things, I’ve got another year left at Sunderland and as far as I’m aware at the moment I’ll be going back there in pre-season.

“Football’s a funny game, you never know what’s going to happen, there’s obviously lots of factors to go in if anything’s going to happen, but the support from the fans has been unbelievable from the first day I came back.

“That was part of the reason why I wanted to come back, because of my rapport with the fans and my relationship with the club from previous times, so it’s great to be back and you never know what’s going to happen in the future.”

Oxford United boss Karl Robinson delivers verdict ahead of final game

Karl Robinson has delivered his verdict on what Oxford United need to focus on ahead of the final fixtures.

The U’s are one point behind sixth-placed Portsmouth and need Danny Cowley’s side to draw or lose against Accrington Stanley to be in with a chance of reaching the play-offs.

He said to the Oxford Mail: “If we’re comfortable and the results are positive, I think the players will want to know.

“All of the ifs, buts and maybes become of no importance whatsoever if you don’t get the result you want.

“You have to win first and foremost, and then worry about other things after that.”

Oxford United forward Matty Taylor added: “In these situations you tend to know the scores due to the crowd and obviously they won’t be there.

“I’m sure if we need a goal or we need to hold we’ll get the message in the latter stages of the game."

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