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Three To Watch - Sunderland

1 May 2019

It's the final game of the season on Saturday and Blues take on Sunderland LIVE on Sky Sports at Roots Hall.

Ahead of this weekend's fixture, we take a look at three key players in Jack Ross' squad.

Aiden McGeady

Irish winger Aiden McGeady is certainly one of the Black Cats players that Blues need to watch out for on Saturday, he has played 34 games in Sky Bet League one this season. He is currently Sunderland’s top goal scorer this campaign, McGeady has scored 11 goals in the league as well as also chipping in with five assists.

The 33-year-old joined Sunderland from Everton on July 13th 2017 and cost a fee off 252k, he also had a long tenure with Scottish club Celtic back in 2004 which lasted all the way until 2010 when he decided to leave for Russian club Spartak Moscow.

McGeady missed out on Tuesday’s away trip to Fleetwood through an injury and is to be assessed going into Saturday’s game, if he does end up playing a part in this weekend’s fixture, he will be a serious threat for the opponents.  

George Honeyman  

George Honeyman has been one of Sunderland’s most influential players this season, with Honeyman getting handed the captaincy at the beginning of the season at the age of 23-years-old he has only gone from strength to strength for them so since progressing through the academy.

The Englishmen has played in 34 league games this season netting six goals in the league and also assisting three along the way. Honeyman’s main position for the Black Cats this season has been as an attacking midfielder role, playing just behind their main striker.  

Will Grigg  

Will Grigg signed for Sunderland for a fee of four million pounds on January 31st 2019 from Wigan Athletic, since joining the top of the table club Grigg has scored four goals in 16 appearances also chipping in with two assists. Grigg is also a full Northern Ireland international having played 13 times in total and scoring two goals for his country.

The 27-year-old striker played half of this season in the Championship for his previous club Wigan, where he featured in 17 games, bagging four goals also getting one assist. Over the 33 games played across both divisions he has scored eight goals and picked up three assists.


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