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Roker Roundup: Sunderland linked with January transfer move for 24 year old Feyenoord midfielder

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A report has linked Sunderland with a January transfer move for a Feyenoord midfielder, whilst mystery man Mark Campbell - who tried to buy us in the summer - is trying to purchase another English club.

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Feyenoord midfielder linked

Sunderland have been linked with a January move for Feyenoord midfielder Liam Kelly, according to reports.

The Sun claim that Phil Parkinson is interested in bringing Kelly back to England after he only signed for the Dutch side in the summer, where he signed a contract until 2022.

Kelly joined Feyenoord from Reading, where he linked up with former Royals boss Jaap Stam but the former Manchester United defender has already been replaced by ex-Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat.

That has left Kelly out of favour and the 24-year-old has only featured twice for Feyenoord, once in the Eredivisie and as a late substitite in Europa League qualifying.

MK Dons and Oxford United are also said to be interested in his services.

Feyenoord v FC Utrecht - Dutch Eredivisie Photo by Soccrates/Getty Images

Clark on ‘phenomenal’ support

Ex-Sunderland captain Lee Clark has praised the Sunderland fans for sticking with the team despite the team’s poor run of form in League One.

Speaking to lovesportradio on Sunday, Clark called the Sunderland support ‘phenomenal’ and believes the team are just trying to get through to January where Phil Parkinson can make the transfers required to get the squad into promotion form:

What I find phenomenal is they are on a real poor run at the moment and there was over 30,000 there yesterday in League One.

It’s a terrific return in terms of the support but they’re on such a real tough run at the moment and they are trying to keep everything going until January where they’re hoping...to make a lot of transfer changes in January, whether that be ins or outs to try and get the squad up to the level that Phil Parkinson knows is required to get promoted.

Soccer - Nationwide League Division One - Manchester City v Sunderland Photo by Neal Simpson/EMPICS via Getty Images

More Campbell confusion

Mark Campbell attempted to buy Sunderland in the summer before Stewart Donald pulled the plug on a potential deal.

At the same time as trying to buy into Sunderland, Campbell was trying to purchase Scottish outfit Falkirk. Initially as a feeder club for Sunderland but then in a standalone takeover only for that move to fall through.

He has now been linked with a move for National League side Chesterfield after being spotted watching their home game against Notts County at the weekend.

Campbell said to the Derbyshire Times that his appearance at the game did not mean he was interested in the club, a claim that has apparently ‘mystified’ the club’s company secretary Ashley Carson who said the New York-based businessman had made a formal offer for Chesterfield FC.