Wait. What.. a new signing
Midnight in SE7 and out from the dark appears Aiden McGeady, the 33-year old attacking midfielder from Sunderland. A loan deal until the end of the season.
McGeady has a wealth of experience and 95 Republic of Ireland caps. He of course came on as sub at Wembley for the Mackems to a great reception. He was voted their player of the year.
The Irishman featured regularly this season scoring 6 goals, but Parky told him before Christmas that he had no future at the club and hasn’t played since, McGeady is said to be on £30,000 a week at the Stadium of Light.
McGeady represents a low risk, if not cheap, loan option. He brings a load of experience and is a midfielder in the Bowyer mold.
Steve Gallen said: “I’m pleased. He’s someone I’ve been following personally for years watching him play for Ireland and Celtic in particular. We had a good look at him last year because we played against him a few times. We wanted to get someone attacking and someone exciting and I’m pleased we got Aiden.”
I suspect Bow, Gallen and Matt Southall have their sleeping bags at Sparrows Lane. Matt Southall Tweeted this earlier:
Let’s hope it’s a busy day and an exciting one too. Welcome Aiden.
Well, it’s a start, CA – and a not too shabby one at that!
McGeady could be a good short term deal. I think he will share games with Williams as both players struggle to complete 90 minutes on a regular basis.
Experience and ability even if his age is a slight negative. There were rumours that behind the scenes he was somewhat disruptive hence Parkinson telling him that he could leave. But he has a chance to get gametime and then maybe look for a club in the summer, so he has an incentive. This signing probably means that the chances of Marcus Maddison are all but dead. There are rumours that a couple more players are on their way in today – we shall see.
A near on thirty four year old playing or not his career out in the league below on occasions not even making the match day squad for Sunderland on 30 k a week. The transfer window has been a disaster and burrowing this player is a reflection of this. The Irish are no football heavyweights!
I hear a second signing is imminent. Actually, factually that means we are again burrowing yet another player in Bostock. It’s little wonder why our beloved Charlton are giving away tickets this Saturday with the owner possibly in the ground.