'Are you messing? Come on' - Manager of Sunderland's rivals makes stunning admission

Sunderland are set to travel to face Plymouth Argyle on Saturday afternoon.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 3:03 pm

The long trip follows a loss to Blackpool at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday.

A stunning strike from Sullay Kaikai earned the three points for the visitors, while goalkeeper Chris Maxwell made a couple of superb saves.

The result means that the Black Cats have not won in seven third-tier games

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Ipswich Town manager Paul Cook looks on prior to the Sky Bet League One match between Northampton Town and Ipswich Town.

Here, though, we take you through all of the latest talk from around the division:

Huddersfield ‘not interested’ in signing reported Sunderland target

Reports have today suggested that Huddersfield Town are not interested in signing Morecambe winger Carlos Mendes Gomes

Late last week, several outlets stated that Sunderland are among a number of clubs interested in the attacker.

Mendes has netted 15 goals for the League Two outfit so far this campaign.

Football League World initially stated that Huddersfield Town amongst others were also interested in a deal.

In what could be a boost to Sunderland, reports in Yorkshire have suggested that The Terriers aren’t interested at this stage.

Charlie Wyke and Jordan Jones latest as Sunderland eye play-offs

30-goal Sunderland striker is said to be the subject of interest from Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough as Sunderland prepare for the play-offs.

The Teesside-born target man is out of contract in the summer.

But Celtic have now also reportedly joined the race for the 28-year-old’s signature.

Indeed, former Celtic man Mark Wilson has claimed that Celtic are also in the hunt for the ex-Bradford man.

He said on the Celtic Huddle Podcast: “It’s understood that Sunderland striker Charlie Wyke is on a list of potential summer signings.”

Another talking point is on loan winger Jones.

Reports have recently stated that the attacker is free to leave Rangers this summer.

The Scottish champions are looking to cash in on the winger in the upcoming window,

Gers are said to be after an even higher price than they initially expected due to Jones’ decent form and could stand to net more than the £600,000 initially reported.

Steven Gerrard is said to keen to let Jones leave in the summer but Sunderland’s chances of signing him could hinge on promotion.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Cook makes big call on squad

Paul Cook has stated that made his decisions on the players currently at the club and that nothing that happens in the final three games of the season will change his mind.

He said: “No, I’ve made my mind up 100 per cent. All the decisions have been made.

“I’m tired of listening to feeble excuses about why we don’t play well, it’s always somebody’s fault. It’s like pass the blame, pass the parcel for blame. Eventually the parcel has to stop with someone and they have to stand up and be counted.

“As a manager of a football team last Saturday at half-time, that was a performance that gets every manager in the country sacked.

“I won’t be a part of that. There’s not a chance I’ll be a part of that. I’ve watched Plymouth, Bristol Rovers, Lincoln for a period of the game, MK Dons and latterly Wimbledon all come to Portman Road and dominate the game.

"Come to Portman Road and dominating football games? Are you messing? Come on. It’s not going to carry on.”

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