McGeady signs new deal
Sunderland teased some news for later today on Twitter last night, using a short clip of Aiden McGeady in action.
We can reveal that the news is one that will delight all Sunderland fans after McGeady agreed to a new deal that will keep him at the club beyond this season.
The Irish international has signed a one-year extension to his current deal that was set to run out of the end of the forthcoming season, with the option for a further year - potentially keeping the winger at the club until July 2022.
The news will be a big boost to Jack Ross, as McGeady is coming off the back of a sensational season where he proved himself to be one of the better players in the division and was named in the PFA League One Team of the Season.
Luton boss admits Willis interest
Sunderland signed in-demand Coventry City defender Jordan Willis on a free transfer yesterday.
The 24-year-old former Coventry skipper signed a two-year-deal at the Stadium of Light, with Sunderland fending off Championship interest for the player’s signature.
Luton Town boss Graeme Jones was speaking about Willis yesterday evening and admitted that he attempted to take the player to Kenilworth Road after extensively scouting him but believes he has got himself a good move, following his unveiling by Sunderland:
I like Jordan, he’s someone that I’ve followed.
Mick’s [Harford] seen him, I’ve seen him, Gary Brabin’s [assistant boss] seen him, Kevin Reeves [scout] has seen him.
He was an option for us, but I think he’s got himself a good move today.
It’s League One and we’re obviously looking for players that can come and play in the Championship, so we missed out on that one, and we’ll have to look somewhere else.
Morgan keen to make his mark
Former Sunderland loanee Lewis Morgan is hoping to finally make his mark at parent club Celtic this year after spending the second half of last season at the Stadium of Light.
The winger has had two impressive displays during pre-season for the Scottish Champions, the first a cameo in the Champions League qualifying game against FK Sarajevo and then in a friendly against Stade Rennais.
Now he’s hoping that a fresh start for him at Celtic following Neil Lennon’s appointment will kickstart his career at Parkhead:
I was looking at it as a clean slate for me.
Last season at the club it didn’t go as well as I wanted it to, I was out on loan, but hopefully I’ve taken what I learned down there back here.
I’m really excited for this season and it’s up to me to make sure I’m putting in performances and giving the manager decisions to make.
Every day as a footballer is a time to develop. Although the end of last season didn’t go how I wanted it to, I’m always trying to learn and develop, I’m always trying to get better and I’m striving to make my mark here.