According to The Northern Echo, Sunderland do not expect Jordan Pickford to leave in January, coming as a huge lift to our resident Black Cats fans here in the Transfer Tavern.
After seeing their club put in some better performances of late the Sunderland fans here by the bar were beginning to think that they could pull away from the relegation zone but they were duly brought crashing down to Earth at the weekend.
Fellow strugglers Swansea dispatched them 3-0 at the Liberty Stadium to lift themselves to 18th whilst the men from the north east were shunted back down to 20th.
Nevertheless, they should still feel they can get out of the bottom three thanks to recent performances against Bournemouth and Hull City and this news that their number 1 stopper should be staying will certainly help the cause.
Pickford has been hugely impressive this year for his local team and many Black Cats fans here in the Transfer Tavern were expecting him to move on before too long so, naturally, they are feeling pretty jubilant despite being bottom of the league.
How long can you keep Pickford, Sunderland fans? Let us know below!
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