Lynden Gooch has reflected on a breakthrough season for himself but admits to being left frustrated at the end result and being hampered by injury: “I’m getting there slowly (recovering from injury). I’ve had an injection in last week and so hopefully I’ll be back running next week. I want to get the injury sorted, get back out on the pitch and get fit before I go away. I might go away on international duty but I’m not sure If I’ll be picked yet, but the hope is to be fit for that, and then also the start of pre-season. Personally it’s been a good season because this is the most I’ve ever played in the first team. I made a lot of appearances. But at the same time it’s frustrating because obviously we have been relegated as well, which is a huge disappointment for everyone. It’s mixed feelings, because I got my first ever senior goal, and set up a few goals too. Hopefully I can just kick-on, keep doing that, and be a regular starter next season.”
Goochie was in fine fettle for the Lads before suffering a few niggling injuries and has highlighted his goal-scoring exploits as the best part of the season. He explained: “The first goal probably meant more than the first league one, just because that one came first and it was a huge relief to finally get one. I’d been waiting a long, long time for it. Obviously the second one was at home though so that was special. Both were great memories for me and hopefully I can continue and score more goals, and set more up too.”
In other news we've been linked with a move to bring defender Nedum Onuoha back to the SoL. Nedum will be a free agent when his contract with QPR expires at the end of June and the 31 year old could return to Wearside to add to the ranks as we battle to escape League One at the first time of asking.
To celebrate being complete and utter shite once again, we’re bringing bring back this classic t-shirt from the 05/06 season. Looking back to those halcyon days under Mick McCarthy when we managed to amass an incredible 15 points to see us relegated from the Premier League.
Don’t worry we will reach those lofty heights again but until then we can take comfort in the fact that we’re all... still here when we are shit! Hardcore fans and Sunderland till we die, whichever league we are in and whoever owns the club. Players, manager and chairman come and go. Fans remain. We are the club… click here to view product