Sunderland chief executive officer Jim Rodwell has offered an update into the contracts of a number of first team players after the League One season came to an end.
The Black Cats, who missed out on a gaining a play-off spot this season, will look to rebuild their squad this summer ahead of what will be a third successive campaign in England’s third tier. The Wearsiders’ end to the season was determined via a points-per-game system which saw them drop from seventh to eighth position in the league standings.
— Phil Smith (@Phil__Smith) June 11, 2020
With the 2019/20 League One season now over, 11 players will see their current deals come to an end in the coming weeks and Rodwell has confirmed that talks will take place. One of the players set to leave the club is Scottish goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin, who has been linked with a move to Championship side Blackburn Rovers.
Reacting to Rodwell’s comments, these Sunderland fans had mixed views:
Not sure we should be that desperate to retain players that collectively finished 8th in league one. Good recruitment of new blood needed.
— Adam Guest (@adamguest) June 11, 2020
Need a shake up of recruitment for next season its absolutely paramount we get promoted
— @MackemLad (@MackemLadsafc) June 11, 2020
Why not ask the questions that matter? Local press becoming a voice for the lies and empty statements from Donald and his bunch of Merry men.
— Sunderland Fan (@FulwellEnderFTM) June 11, 2020
What a lot of nonsense, Rodwell must think we are stupid, as for a meeting with Richard Hill and the rest of them how uplifting is that…
— Russell Pulford (@PulfordRussell) June 11, 2020
Just let most them go and start again
— Rhys Lincoln (@lincolnSAFC) June 11, 2020
Think Ethan Robson will get a new deal Phil?
— David (@david6790247) June 11, 2020
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