Sunderland fans are feeling much more positive about their promotion push this morning after it was announced a £4m deal for Wigan Athletic striker Will Grigg had been agreed.
The 27-year-old has been a target for the Black Cats throughout the window, but his late deal has today been confirmed by both clubs.
He won’t be in the team this weekend to face AFC Wimbledon, but they do finally have their man.
They’ve worked hard to replace the outgoing Josh Maja and in Grigg they’ve signed a proven striker with goals at this level before.
He helped fire Wigan to the title last season and Sunderland fans will be hoping for more of the same.
The response on social media has been outstanding, there’s already well over 200 replies on the club’s tweet and there’s not a negative word on there about the Northern Ireland international.
It’s fair to say his arrival will be met with utter joy at a club who haven’t had a lot to cheer about in the past couple of seasons.
Here’s what they’re saying at the moment on Twitter.
Well done @stewartdonald3 did everything to back the manager as he said he would. 5 good signings for the run in to the end of the season. Wonder if the "fans" whining will stop now. Keep The Faith
— Sheepinator999 (@sheepinator999) February 1, 2019
Well done to Stewart and co ????????????????????
— Lesley kay (@leskayo58) February 1, 2019
Yeeeeeeees! Will Grigg, Kazaiah, your defense is terrified ????⚪️
— Nick (@NicksSport) February 1, 2019
Where’s the scarf pic. I won’t believe you until I see the scarf pic!!!!!
— Gareth Marshall (@GarethMarshall2) February 1, 2019
I hope all the so called 'fans' who tweeted Stewart are feeling really stupid. Feeling more confident about automatic promotion now.
— j a m e s. (@BaghdadCocaCola) February 1, 2019
Are all new signing availible for selection tomorrow. Best dealine days weve had for a while. Well done. #bringonthedouble
— Gordon Tindle (@silkycasual) February 1, 2019
Absolute goal machine in league one guaranteed promotion top player ????⚪️
— Adam Melling (@AdamMello89) February 1, 2019
Absolutely delighted with this and all the signings well done for all the hard work making it happen.. Superb window????????⚪????⚪????♥️
— Colin Roberts (@mackem49000) February 1, 2019