The latest edition of Sunderland’s weekly roundup examines the latest news from the Stadium of Light, in which Milton looks back at two games against the Dons, one of which was the Black Cats reaching the EFL Trophy semi – finals. There is also the latest take over talk as the ongoing saga moves to another month, and look back to another busy deadline day.
Sunderland Round-Up: The Last of the Light Stadium
Recap of the time limit day
Black cats successfully added new signatures before the usual busy transfer deadline. However, there have been high departures.
Forward Will Grigg has left to join MK Dons for the remaining loan this season. Northern Ireland International had an excellent scoring record two years before moving to Wearside. It is a common idea to say that his time in the stadium offline was disappointing. He now has a chance at the former club to regain his form and confidence.
Season striker Danny Abraham has also left the club for the second time in his career. His contract was terminated by mutual agreement to allow him to search for a club that would remain a permanent part of the first team. At the end of the week, Abraham announced his retirement.
High-rated midfielder Elliott Embleton also took out a loan after the deadline. This is not the move the fans expected; However, ahead of his move to Blackpool, Embleton, who has signed a new contract with the club, sees the loan as a good way for the midfielder to play occasionally and develop his experience before returning this summer.
Acquisition of the final stage of the light phase
As Sunderland purchases enter another month, here’s the latest in a saga in progress. Kirill Lewis-Dreyfus is currently awaiting EFL approval to finalize his purchase. However, it became clear that the EFL needed more assurances before a contract could be awarded.
Louis-Dreyfus is set to become the new owner of Sunderland, but current owner Stewart Donald and his co-owner will continue to hold minority stakes in the club. Therefore, EFL guarantees that the pair will continue to fund the club with Louis-Dreyfus for the next two years. If EFL is satisfied with the guarantees given, it should give the green light to restart.
Sunderland head coach Lee Johnson believes the acquisition is almost over. Johnson, who spoke last week, was asked if he had received an update on the acquisition. He said, “To be honest, no. I was really focused on succeeding, always giving the boys the details they needed and making sure they were raw and comfortable.
“All that stuff will take care of itself – however I’m sure it’s on the right track, and I’ll dot it and go t.”
MK Contribution: Part 1
Sunderland went to Milton Keynes for the first of two straight games against the MK Dons. The first was a midweek match in the Papa Jones Trophy quarterfinals.
Both teams played on the field with the players and players of the first team. Lee Johnson launches new signing Jordan Jones, causing winger opposition problems.
Sunderland took the lead at half-time with a home goal from Dean Livington in the 45th minute, and both teams missed excellent chances.
However, it was the visitors who advanced to the semi-finals in the second half. Substitute Aidan McGeady doubled the lead with 14 minutes left. Charlie Wyck, who is currently enjoying his best season goal, secured the victory.
MK Contribution: Part II
A few days later, Lee Johnson’s men returned to Stadium MK. A success like the one seen a few days ago was expected as Sunderland tried to maintain their promotional load and form. The home team had different ideas, however they did not want to repeat the score from their previous meeting.
However, when Fit Charlie Wyke scored early in the game, it looked like Sunderland would win from home again.
MK Cats began to create some neurological problems for the Black Cats by not allowing them to lower their heads. In the 19th minute, the home team took the lead in a match that disappointed Lee Johnson and the fans. Goals from Joe Mason and Cameron Jerome gave the hosts a quick break.
Eleven minutes after the resumption, Sunderland thanked Luke O’Neill, who played the role of midfielder, in addition to being the right-back who played most of his Sunderland career.
Both teams had chances to score three points, and Johnson’s men created clear chances but ultimately failed to account for both.
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