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.