Aiden McGeady has given a candid interview in which he slags off Phil Parkinson and declares his love for SAFC by stating that he wants to end his career on Wearside…


“I was playing at the start of this season would we have more points? Maybe, but that's something for someone else to answer. He saw what ability I had. He knew, but for whatever reason he chose not to play me. But I don't want to dwell on that. That's done, now we're looking forward.”


"We're on a good run, everyone is in a good mood and everyone has got that finish line in sight. I think it's within our grasp and games are starting to run down now. To get that point on Monday [at promotion rivals Peterborough], it's still in our hands and if we win all our games we go up and we win the league. It's easier said than done, but that's the goal."


"I turned 35 on Sunday but I still feel young and it's crazy to say I'm 35 now. It feels like only yesterday I made my debut, but in terms of my body and how I feel physically - I'm still one of the sharpest over ten yards at the club. I still feel fit, I still feel like I can contribute."


"I don't think anyone is looking at that. Of course, that's in the back of your mind, but I think everyone wants to be a part of a team that goes up and be part of this team because the last couple of years there have been so many things happening at the club. Two new owners, change of managers left, right and centre and we need a bit of stability. I think hopefully we have that now and it would be the icing on the cake if we get promoted. Of course I want to stay. I never wanted to leave Sunderland last January, I wanted to stay. That's why I didn't leave in the summer. I'm happy here and I want to be a part of the team that goes back up and then part of the team that maybe goes back up again - that's the dream, for everyone here."