Sunderland winger Aiden McGeady has revealed that he believes that his team-mate Ross Stewart will score a lot of goals for the club this season and has praised the forward for his work-rate.
Stewart netted the opening goal for the Black Cats in their clash with Fleetwood Town at the weekend as he headed home from Elliot Embleton’s delivery.
McGeady then doubled Sunderland’s advantage in the second-half as he fired his spot-kick past goalkeeper Alex Cairns.
The Black Cats were unable to see out this particular clash as late strikes from Callum Morton and Ged Garner sealed a point for Fleetwood.
Sunderland will now be looking to respond to this minor setback by booking their place in the fourth round of the League Cup tomorrow.
Set to face League One leaders Wigan Athletic, it will be intriguing to see whether manager Lee Johnson decides to make any alterations to his side for this clash.
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Making reference to Stewart’s performances this season, McGeady has admitted that the forward adds another dimension to Sunderland’s attack.
Speaking to Chronicle Live about his team-mate, the 35-year-old said: “Rosco [Ross Stewart] is on a good scoring run and I think he will score a lot of goals this season, and he also adds another dimension to the team with his work rate and gets on the end of balls you don’t think he will get on the end of.”
It is hard to disagree with McGeady’s prediction as Stewart has managed to produce some superb performances for Sunderland already this season.
A physical striker, Stewart has managed to win 7.3 aerial duels per game during the current campaign as he has terrorised opposition defences.
If the forward is able to maintain his consistency in the third-tier, it wouldn’t be at all surprising if he ends up playing a crucial role in helping Sunderland secure promotion to the Championship next year.