Ex-Sunderland midfielder opens up about Roy Keane’s regrets as Sheffield Wednesday contemplates ex-Premier League prospect
The Black Cats claimed their seventh victory of the campaign in midweek with an emphatic victory over Cheltenham Town at the Stadium of Light inspired by two goals from Scotland’s Ross Stewart.
Here, we take a look at all the latest gossip from the Stadium of Light and around the league.
Andy Reid on Roy Keane’s regrets
It is safe to say that Roy Keane holds a special place in the hearts of Sunderland supporters after a memorable promotion campaign in 2007.
Keane brought the Black Cats back to the Premier League where he maintained their status before leaving in 2008.
Keane was known to make the most of some players with his approach, most notably former midfielder Andy Reid who took to the Open Goal podcast to discuss something Keane might regret during his tenure at Stadium of Light.
Reid said, “Roy told us’ you’re too nice, so I’m bringing in people who aren’t that nice.” That’s what he wanted to do.
“I don’t know if anyone has ever asked him the question, but I imagine he regrets having recruited them because there was a real imbalance in the team.
“It started to get out of hand with arguments and fighting in training all the time, Roy ended up leaving.”
Tractor Boys targets Premier League
Sunderland League One rivals Ipswich Town have caused a stir in the summer transfer market, drawing up to 19 players to the club as Paul Cook looks to reshape the Tractor Boys for a tilt to promotion.
But the championship would only be halfway to achieving their ambitions according to defender George Edmundson.
The 24-year-old joined the Portman Road squad from Rangers and told independent Ipswich site TWTD the reason for the move was to reach the Premier League.
“Like the club, I am also ambitious and the goal is to be promoted to the league as soon as possible. But it will not be a matter of ambition achieved.
“Whatever league you find yourself in you should want to go higher and that would obviously mean the Premier League. This is where we want to be.
The Tractor Boys have slowly started to climb the standings with seven points in their last three outings after a disappointing start to the season.
Promotion rivals target ex-Premier League midfielder
Sheffield Wednesday has enjoyed an indifferent start to League One life following relegation last season.
Darren Moore’s side currently sit ninth in the standings two points from the play-offs and four adrift from Wigan Athletic in the second automatic promotion.
The Owls were one of the pre-season favorites ahead of the campaign and now boss Moore is looking to strengthen his squad with former Arsenal academy midfielder Jayden Onen.
Onen spent some trial time with Doncaster Rovers this summer, but now looks set to make a deal at Hillsborough.