Sunderland announce signing, Lincoln City's statement of intent whilst Fleetwood strengthen - League One Round-up

Sunderland have signed a goalkeeper but striker Lawrence Shankland looks set to snub the Black Cats with a move to Dundee United on the cards.

Wednesday, 3rd July 2019, 17:45 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd July 2019, 17:45 pm
Lee Burge could be one of two goalkeepers to join Sunderland.

The former Ayr United striker has been linked with a move to the Stadium of Light since the summer of 2018, and was reportedly offered a deal by the club this summer.

Sunderland are still yet to announce the signing of young goalkeeper Ahmed Abdelkader - despite the 20-year-old being pictured at the club yesterday.

The Black Cats have completed a deal for former Coventry City goalkeeper Lee Burge - the 26-year-old was a free agent following his release from the Sky Blues last summer.

Fleetwood Town have confirmed the signing of 30-year-old midfielder Paul Coutts who left Sheffield United at the end of last campaign after their promotion to the Premier League.

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Coutts is Town’s third summer signing alongside Danny Andrew and Josh Morris and has signed a two-year deal at Highbury Stadium.

Jimmy Keohane has signed a new two-year year deal with Rochdale - the 28-year-old played eight times as The Dale avoided relegation to League Two.

Lincoln City have announced the signing of 24-year-old ex-Huddersfield Town Premier League promotion winner Jack Payne as Danny Cowley continues to strengthen his squad.

He said: “Jack will certainly add to the quality we have in the final third. He’s a very talented boy, and even more importantly to us, he’s very hard working and loves the game. When you get those three attributes combined, it’s a great asset to us.”