Sunderland winger Aiden McGeady will miss their League One clash against Tranmere Rovers.
Manager Phil Parkinson confirmed in his press conference on Monday that the 33-year-old is suspended after picking up five yellow cards (via @SunderlandAFC).
McGeady picked up his fifth yellow card of the season in their 1-0 defeat against Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.
The former Celtic man had already been booked against Portsmouth, Rotherham United, Bolton Wanderers and Lincoln City respectively (Transfermarkt), so he must now serve a one-match ban.
However, the better news is that Parkinson also confirmed that the Irishman is likely to be the only player unavailable to him, with the club picking up no fresh injuries (via @SunderlandAFC).
The Black Cats will be looking to get back to winning ways at the Stadium of Light after losing their last two fixtures in the league (Sky Sports).
Losing McGeady for their next game is certainly a blow for Sunderland, and they are likely to miss his creativity and goal threat.
Indeed, the Republic of Ireland international scored 14 goals and provided six assists in all competitions last season (via Transfermarkt), and he has already chipped in with four goals and two assists this term (via Transfermarkt).
That said, last time he missed a game (against MK Dons in September) Lynden Gooch and Chris Maguire occupied the wide areas and the Black Cats managed to win the game 2-1 (Transfermarkt).
Parkinson does have quite a deep squad to choose from, and this is a great opportunity for another player to stake their claim for a first-team place.
Sunderland fans, how big a blow is it to lose Aiden McGeady for the match against Tranmere Rovers? And who would you replace him with? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!