Sunderland owner Kyril Louis-Dreyfus delivers Instagram message to fans

Sunderland are set for another big clash in League One this weekend.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 8:54 am

Lee Johnson’s men face old play-off foes Charlton Athletic on Saturday at the Stadium of Light.

It is the latest in a run of crucial fixtures in League One for Sunderland following a win against Oxford United on Good Friday and a point against promotion-chasing Peterborough United.

Here, though, we take you through all of the latest news and talk from across the division that you make have missed today:

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Kyril Louis-Dreyfus delivers message to Sunderland fans on Instagram

Kyril Louis-Dreyfus has delivered a message to Sunderland fans on his Instagram account.

The 23-year-old recently purchased a majority share of the Wearside club from Stewart Donald.

On his Instagram story, Louis-Dreyfus posted: “Can’t wait to have fans back soon.”

Sunderland’s League One rivals suffer injury blow

Peterborough keeper Christy Pym has been ruled for the rest of the season.

The Posh keeper has been sidelined for up to six weeks with a muscle injury picked up against Sunderland on Saturday.

That may now force boss Darren Ferguson into bringing in an emergency loan to solve his side’s problems between the sticks.

What Sunderland-linked Gwion Edwards said about contract and transfer rumours

The Welshman, who has been linked with a move to Sunderland, was recently asked about his future, given that his contract is set to expire at Ipswich Town in the summer.

Edwards has also been linked with a move to Preston North End

He told the East Anglian Daily Times: "I've always been playing for my future, so me being out of contract is obviously in the back of my mind, but it's not something I'm worried about.

"Obviously I'm curious to see where I'm going to be next season, it would be nice to know, but it's not bothering me too much.

"I'm sure, like with others in the team, they'll sit down with us at the end of the season and decide our futures then.

"I'm not really expecting them (conversations about his future). Obviously there's been a change in manager, which is a big process for the club, and we're trying to get into the play-offs, so I'm not sure that would be the first thing in mind at the minute - there's quite a few of us out of contract, so I think they'll review it at the end of the season.

"I don't really tend to look into stuff like that, or know if there's interest in me.

"There was no thought of leaving in January or anything like that."

Blackpool receive injury boost ahead of crucial League One fixtures against Sunderland

“It’s been quite quiet this week in terms of injuries, which has been a little strange. We’ve got nothing new to report in terms of new injuries,” Neil Critchley said, speaking this morning ahead of Saturday’s game against Lincoln City.

“As for the existing injuries, Kevin Stewart is out of his boot so we’re hopeful he can get back out on the grass in the next few days and we can start to progress him.

“Gary Madine is going for an update scan on Friday, so fingers crossed we get some good news and we can start to push him forward."