Aiden McGeady has updated fans on his future at Sunderland, speaking of his current contract at the Stadium of Light, Jack Ross’ spell as Black Cats boss and a potential move back North of the border to reunite with Ross at Hibernian or potentially a move to his boyhood club, Celtic.
"I’ve got another year on my contract, currently I am in the bomb squad, and I think we have all been there before. I’m training at 2 o’clock every day. It’s a hard one for me because I have came back from being on loan and there is talk of the club being taken over and a lot of different things I’m just kind of sitting here thinking I want another chance. I can’t say too much about it because I am still employed and contracted by the club but the truth always comes out in the end. Whatever people think happened between me and the manager (Phil Parkinson), I think it should just remain a football decision. It’s a funny one because I have another year left on my deal and I want to play for Sunderland. I’ve made it as clear as that.”
Speaking on former gaffer Jack Ross, he said “He’s obviously very, very early into his managerial career but from what I saw of him, I really liked him, I liked what he brought, obviously it helps when you get on well, you’re always going to have that sentiment for a manager that you get on well with. I thought at Sunderland he did really well under difficult circumstances and was, in my opinion, shown the door almost as a bit of a scapegoat because I think we were sitting fourth in the league after 12 games which is not great but it was the kind of culture at the time where we had to be top of the league after five games. I mean, judge him at the end of the season. He’s gone to Hibs and obviously they’ve started the season well. I think the sky’s the limit. There are little things that he may have learned from Sunderland that he can take into his new job and keep progressing and improving. I thought he was really good. He was especially good for me as well.”
When asked about a move away from Wearside he said, "There's been a little bit of talk before in January about me possibly going to Hibs with Jack Ross. Obviously I've had a few messages about it and stuff. But honestly, I don't know. Maybe if Lenny (Neil Lennon) gets in touch then I might, aye! But I don't think that's going to happen, I think that ship has sailed. My first choice would be Celtic but I think that time in my career has passed to be honest with you. I was 34 in April; I played in the Championship at the end of last season. It depends on how your body holds up but at my age just now I actually feel great. I've probably lost a little bit of speed but not to the extent where I'd say I'm slow. I honestly feel I could play another four or five years but whether someone employs you for that long is a different story."