Sunderland boss Phil Parkinson has confirmed his interest in signing Northern Ireland international striker Kyle Lafferty.
Aiden McGeady will not be considered for Sunderland’s League One clash with Blackpool on Saturday after being told he can leave the club in January.
Shrewsbury midfielder Romain Vincelot is out of Saturday’s League One clash with Sunderland after undergoing a similar procedure to the one which saved Andy Murray’s tennis career.
Sunderland winger Aiden McGeady is out of Tuesday night’s Sky Bet League One clash with Tranmere through suspension.
Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes could yet gatecrash the Euro 2016 finals having earned a debut Republic of Ireland cap in the 1-0 friendly win over Switzerland.
Robbie Brady is backing Republic of Ireland team-mate Aiden McGeady to silence his critics in Scotland by turning on the style in Saturday’s Euro 2016 qualifier.