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Jack Ross passed up the opportunity to sign Ched Evans

Jack Ross passed up the opportunity to sign Ched Evans

Sunderland will be desperate to secure promotion to the Championship at the first time of asking, after bringing in a number of players during the January transfer window. 

Indeed, the Black Cats splashed the cash to bring Will Grigg to the club, as well as securing the services of Grant Leadbitter, Kaziah Sterling, Jimmy Dunne and Lewis Morgan, so they’re now well prepared.

However, it appears as if the Wearside club passed up on the opportunity to sign another attacker, as according to the Roker Report podcast, Stewart Donald told Chris Wilder that Sunderland may be interested in signing Ched Evans but Jack Ross decided against moving for him.

Interestingly, Donald has admitted that he discussed signing Ched Evans with manager Jack Ross last month.

Here’s what the Sunderland owner had to say:

“I know (Sheffield United manager) Chris Wilder well and I phoned him directly and asked him ‘who you got, who you looking to move out because we need a striker’,

“He gave me a couple of names of people out there and I mentioned him (Evans), and we said to Sheffield United that we may be interested.

“Jack talked it through and again it was a footballing decision. We got down the avenue of having a conversation and then Jack said ‘I think we want to go in a different direction, so no thank you’.”

THE VERDICT:

Ched Evans has been on fire in the current campaign at Fleetwood Town, having produced an impressive 12 goals in all competitions, so it comes as no surprise that Donald enquired about the former Wales international ace.

However, with Kaziah Sterling and Will Grigg now at the club, they’re well equipped to go all the way this season.

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