Ex-Celt Shown the Door

Aiden McGeady has been axed by Sunderland after a training ground incident on Tyneside.

Manager Phil Parkinson announced to a pre-match media conference that the ex-Celt would be leaving the Stadium of Light in January.

Parkinson, who replaced Hibs boss Jack Ross, has confirmed that the club will be selling their former star man after a falling out, which he wouldn’t be drawn into.

“It is a decision I have made.

“I wanted to tell Aiden and his agent early so they can look elsewhere in January.

“It is not a decision I have taken lightly but I am confident it is the right decision.

“It is a mix of both on the field and off the field that has led to this decision.

“The unity of the dressing room is paramount to the club going forward”

The 33-year-old has been a prominent figure in the Black Cats since joining from Everton in 2017, making 87 appearances. However, the best period of McGeady’s career was undoubtedly his time in Glasgow, where he made 252 appearances before a move to Spartak Moscow in 2010 for £9.5m.

Chris Sutton took to Twitter earlier to criticise the social media outcry after McGeady was spotted eating a McDonalds.

The money from the McGeady sale under the stewardship of Neil Lennon heralded in a new age at Celtic with various acquisitions coming in like Gary Hooper, Anthony Stokes, Efrain Juarez, Beram Kayal Daryl Murphy, Emilio Izaguirre, Charlie Mulgrew and  Joe Ledley. Some of these players helped build the nucleus of the Celtic sides that started the 8-in-a-row run that Celtic are currently enjoying.

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