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‘Another disappointing season ahead’, ‘Criminal’ – Many Sunderland fans react to club announcement

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Sunderland have revealed that seven first team players will depart the Stadium of Light this summer including Chris Maguire and Grant Leadbitter. 

Lee Johnson’s side are licking their wounds following play-off disappointment over the weekend against Lincoln City, with Sunderland now facing a fourth consecutive season in League One.

A club statement on the back of the conclusion of the 2020/21 campaign has confirmed that Maguire and Leadbitter, alongside Callum McFadzean, Conor McLaughlin, Max Power, Josh Scowen and Remi Matthews, will leave the Stadium of Light at the expiration of their contracts.

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Aiden McGeady, Denver Hume and Luke O’Nien will be offered new deals, whilst discussions are ongoing with Charlie Wyke over new terms. Others, including a certain Will Grigg, have returned to the Stadium of Light and remain under contract for 2021/22.

As you might expect, there was a sea of reaction from the Sunderland fans in response to that statement, with plenty of disappointment still seeping out following more play-off heartache.

Maguire, Leadbitter and even Grigg were the main points of discussion:


Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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