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Profit Players: Aiden McGeady

Profit Players: Aiden McGeady

Sunderland supporters have been in fine voice in recent times after seeing their side win their last League One clash to remain very much in promotion contention.

Jack Ross’ men made a solid if unspectacular start to the 2018/19 season upon relegation from the Championship, yet they have certainly clicked into gear in recent months to suggest that an immediate return to the second tier could very much be on. And while their clash with Accrington Stanley was abandoned on Saturday due to the weather, they did win their last league match with a 4-2 success over Barnsley at the Stadium of Light, with the Black Cats now sat third in the League One table.

As such, there have been many satisfied Sunderland fans up and down the country in recent times, several of whom have been heaping praise on winger Aiden McGeady, who has been in scintillating form for the North East heavyweights in the last few weeks.

And given the Republic of Ireland international made the move to the Stadium of Light for a paltry £252,000 (as per Transfermarkt) from Everton back in 2017, it’s fair to say that the 32-year-old is continuing to make an absolute mockery out of that price-tag.

Ultimately, things had gone a bit stale for McGeady at Goodison Park in his final few years on Merseyside, to the point that he enjoyed loan spells at Sheffield Wednesday and Preston North End in 2016 and 2017 in a bid for the regular football he wasn’t getting at Everton.

And it was former Sunderland boss Simon Grayson, who brought the best out of McGeady during their time together at Preston, who lured him to the Stadium of Light little over a year ago – a deal which is looking more and more like an absolute bargain.

The 32-year-old was one of the club’s bright sparks in their disastrous Championship campaign last term with seven goals and five assists in 35 appearances for the Black Cats, but it has been this season, specifically the last few months, in which the winger has really delivered the goods on a consistent basis for Ross’ side.

The Irishman has scored five goals in his last five League One games for Sunderland and has two assists in that time as well, helping the North East giants to three wins and two draws in the process to help them into promotion contention, in turn proving to be one of the form players in the third tier in the past six weeks – 13 goals in 51 games for the club overall is a fine return.

Arguably, the £252,000 it took for Sunderland to land McGeady was seen as something of a steal at the time given the amount of ability the winger had, but it is looking more and more like a bargain with every passing day – the Irishman is continuing to make an absolute mockery out of the paltry price-tag on his shoulders little over 12 months ago.

Sunderland fans… what do you think? Let us know!

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