Aiden McGeady's Sunderland future in the spotlight amid contract uncertainty ahead of Lincoln City clash

Aiden McGeady’s Sunderland future is in the spotlight on the eve of the play-off semi-final second leg against Lincoln City.

Aiden McGeady in action for Sunderland.
Aiden McGeady in action for Sunderland.

McGeady was the subject of reports overnight suggesting his involvement in Saturday’s play-off game is in doubt because he has a clause in his current deal which entitles him to a 12-month extension if he starts 30 league games.

Ahead of Saturday’s game, McGeady has started 29 but there is uncertainty over whether Sunderland want to commit to another deal given they don’t yet know which division they will be in next season, with the winger the highest earner.

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Discussions over potential solutions are said to have taken place but as things stand it remains unresolved, report the Chronicle.

Sunderland trail 2-0 heading into the second leg at Stadium of Light.

McGeady has previously said he is keen to extend his stay at Sunderland – with his contract set to expire at the end of the season.

Back in April, McGeady – who is one of a host of players whose current deals at the Stadium of Light come to an end in the summer – was asked if he wanted to be a part of what looks to be a promising future on Wearside under new owner Kyril Louis-Dreyfus.

He told the Echo: "Of course I do.

“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.”