After yet another failed promotion campaign it was heartache for Sunderland as they were beaten 3-2 on aggregate by Lincoln City in the play-offs and the fallout saw several players released, including Max Power. Something that surprised former Ipswich and Portsmouth midfielder, David Norris.
Power signed from Wigan Athletic back in 2018 and despite making 136 appearances for the Black Cats, Lee Johnson took the decision to not renew the 27-year old’s contract – thus he is now a free agent.
Should Sunderland have kept Power?
The former Wigan midfielder was part of the Sunderland side who broke their Wembley curse by winning for the first time at England’s national stadium when they beat Tranmere Rovers 1-0 in the Papa John’s Trophy.
Power is still able to do a job for most clubs in League One which was why Norris was left very surprised to see that he was not on the retained list. The former Leeds midfielder spoke exclusively to The Transfer Tavern about Power:
“I was a bit surprised at that and I know Max because I’ve done some off-season training with him the last few seasons so I know that he’s a great Pro, is in really good shape and looks after himself.”
There could be a possible reunion with Paul Cook this summer as Ipswich Town look to overhaul their current squad who seriously underperformed in League One this season so bringing in a tried and trusted midfielder could be something that helps Ipswich improve next season.
League One is only getting more difficult each and every season with former Premier League clubs such as Sunderland, Ipswich, Portsmouth, Wigan, Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton Athletic all set to be battling out for just three promotion places next season.
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