According to The Evening Times, Sunderland manager Jack Ross has said that returning winger Aiden McGeady has the credentials to earn The Black Cats promotion.
The Republic of Ireland international has not featured so far this season after sustaining a calf injury in pre season, but is nearing a return, and Ross is right in his belief that he could drive his side back to the Championship.
McGeady’s experience will be key in guiding Sunderland to promotion. The Scottish-born Ireland player won multiple Scottish Premier League titles whilst at Celtic, and Russian Premier League Titles at CSKA Moscow, before moving to Everton in 2014.
His Premier League experience should put him in a good position to thrive in League One this season. Despite Sunderland suffering relegation last year, McGeady was a key component to their team, and was one of the hopes in keeping his side up. In 37 appearances, he managed to bag seven goals in the Championship, and should find this season even more fruitful.
Ross has every reason to be hopeful that his player will deliver for him this season, and if he manages to remain injury-free, he could well be Sunderland’s most important player this year.
The Black Cats currently sit in fourth place in League One after they drew at the weekend against Fleetwood, their third drew in seven matches to go with their four wins. While it may be optimistic to hope McGeady will return to face Burton this Saturday, it would be a major boost to the club if he does.