Sunderland are on course to make an immediate return to the Championship this season, with Jack Ross’ side putting themselves in a strong position to achieve a top two finish.
One man that has played a starring role for the Black Cats this season as they challenge for promotion is Aiden McGeady, who has certainly stepped up to the mark when needed.
The Irishman has 11 goals to his name in Sunderland’s league campaign and has been their main attacking outlet for the majority of this season.
But he was ruled out of their game with Rochdale last week with an injury that he picked up in the midweek win over Accrington Stanley.
The experienced winger is a doubt for Sunderland’s game against Burton Albion on Tuesday evening and it remains to be seen as to whether he will be fit in time.
One player that will be eager to prove himself in McGeady’s absence is Lewis Morgan.
The Winger signed for the Jack Ross’ side in the January transfer window on loan from Scottish giants, Celtic, and there were high hopes for the 22-year-old.
But he has been limited to just five starts for Sunderland and has struggled to make a notable impact for the promotion-chasing Black Cats.
If McGeady is to be ruled out of their game tonight, then this could be the perfect opportunity for Morgan to showcase the potential he has in his locker.
He’s yet to find the back of the net for Jack Ross’ side and will be keen to provide the Sunderland boss with a selection dilemma heading towards a crucial period of this year’s league campaign.
This could be Morgan’s last chance to stake a claim for a regular starting spot in Ross’ starting XI though, especially with McGeady seemingly edging-closer to a return to full fitness.