Aiden McGeady is still tearing it up and he isn't done yet 2 months ago

Aiden McGeady is still tearing it up and he isn't done yet

"My focus is to play and perform for Sunderland for as long as I can.”

Aiden McGeady has signed a new one-year contract with Sunderland, when just 12 months ago it looked like his career with the black Cats was over.

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The Irish winger was hooked out on loan with Charlton Athletic in 2020, but when Lee Johnson took the reins, he recalled the 35-year-old and he wasn't let down.

In just 31 League One appearances the former Celtic legend registered a league-high 16 assists and scored four goals, whilst also setting up Lynden Gooch’s Papa John’s Trophy Final winner at Wembley Stadium in March.

McGeady has won 93 senior caps for Ireland but hasn’t featured since the World Cup play-off defeat to Denmark in November 2017.

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Stephen Kenny's side is full of fresh faced options but maybe still lacks that bit of experience needed to help push the younger players on - could McGeady return to the fold given his current form?

As he hasn't officially retired, it is possible, but nothing has been mentioned by the Ireland manager or staff.

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"I’m pleased to have signed a new contract at the club and I’m looking forward to the new season," said the Scottish born Irishman.

"I’m happy at Sunderland and since returning to the team under Lee Johnson, I feel that my performances have shown that. We all know what the ambition is for next season and I’ve made no secret of the fact that I want to be part of the team that goes back up.

"My focus is to play and perform for Sunderland for as long as I can.”