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Sunderland edged out AFC Wimbledon thanks to a stunning second half strike from Aiden McGeady. Jack Ross had this to say afterwards: “We didn’t play brilliantly, and it was a tough game, but we won it, and it’s very much about that at this stage of the season. Where we are, and with the games we have to catch up on, there could be a few of them like this in the next few months. Any time you achieve success as a club, and win a title or win promotion, it’s winning games like this that is important. We could have played a lot better, but we kept going, and ultimately we scored a good goal to win the game."

The manager was also delighted with Aiden McGeady’s goal: “I thought he was really bright. He’s proven the quality he has. I thought in the first half we were too short and too narrow, but I thought in the second half we got wider a bit more, and that’s where the goal comes from. It’s alright having width though, you need that special bit of quality when it gets there, and Aiden has done that a lot for us this season. I’ve really enjoyed working with him. Players are all different, but he cares. He cares about his football and his standards. He’s not just a talented player – you don’t have the career he’s had in the game without the drive and determination to win games and get the better of your opponent. Players can show that in different ways. He doesn’t speak publicly that much, but he has that in him. You don’t play for your country and play in the Champions League without that.”