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ROKER ROUNDUP: Former Sunderland captain criticises Roy Keane & youngster impresses out on loan

Ex-Sunderland captain Jason McAteer has criticised our former gaffer Roy Keane, whilst an U23s prospect has impressed again whilst out on loan.

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Embleton features

Elliot Embleton started for Grimsby Town as they ended a six-game losing streak thanks to a 1-0 win away to Carlisle United.

The Sunderland loanee kept his place after his terrific goal in a losing effort against Morecambe at the weekend and started in a three-man midfield, with the visitors making five changes to the starting line-up that lost at home to the Shrimps.

The 19-year-old impressed once again, as he created chances for his team-mates, got a free-kick on target and this time his efforts were not in vain as Grimsby won thanks to a first-half Luke Hendrie goal.

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Casey misses out

Sunderland academy product Dan Casey has been a regular for Bohemians this season, excelling in the heart of the Irish side’s defence.

The Bohs are in an FAI Cup semi-final replay against Cork City next Monday but unfortunately Casey will miss out through suspension after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season.

Casey’s side almost won the original tie but a late, contested penalty gave Cork a lifeline and assured the former Sunderland defender will miss out the chance of helping his team to reach the cup final.


McAteer unhappy with Keane

Former Sunderland captain Jason McAteer was highly critical of former Sunderland manager Roy Keane when the former appeared on Andy Gray and Richard Keys’ show on BEIN Sports.

McAteer blamed Keane for West Ham United’s Declan Rice deciding against featuring for Ireland and instead putting his international hopes on a call-up by England:

Obviously, there was an incident with Harry Arter and Jonathan Walters, and I think he [Rice] was privy to that situation, my understanding is that he has been put off from the whole experience.

You can watch the full, explosive interview where McAteer makes it clear he does not like Keane below:

Roy Keane sent off Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images