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Sunderland looking to offer Reading flop League One lifeline



Sunderland are looking into the possibility of signing Reading striker Marc McNulty, according to a report in the Mirror.

The Scottish striker has been frozen out at the Madejski Stadium this term after failing to impress following a summer move from Coventry, and it now looks like he could be on the move this January with new manager Jose Gomes looking to put his own stamp on proceedings in Berkshire.

McNulty was signed by the Royals after a hugely impressive season last term for Coventry City saw him score some 28 goals as the Sky Blues were promoted to League One.

However, things have not worked out at Reading and after struggling to make an impact under former manager Paul Clement, it looks like being an even worse scenario under new boss Gomes.

Sunderland are looking to add some firepower to their squad as they seek an immediate return to the Championship following relegation last term, and manager Jack Ross will see potential in McNulty’s proven record in the third tier.

McNulty could well be open to a move to Sunderland too, with the Black Cats in a good position to regain their place in the second tier after an impressive run of form this term.

The Verdict

I think McNulty’s level is League One in all honesty, and it’s just a shame that things haven’t worked out in the Championship.

However, a move to Sunderland might be a good one for him and the club, and if he could replicate the form he showed at Coventry then he would be a shrewd signing for the Black Cats.

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