Sunderland keen on a return for former midfielder

Sunderland are keen on a return to the Stadium of Light for Nottingham Forest midfielder Liam Bridcutt as reported by the Sunderland Echo.

The thirty-year-old spent eighteen months on Wearside between 2014 and 2016 but failed to establish himself during a largely underwhelming spell.

He made thirty-six appearances after being signed by the Gus Poyet for £2.5 million but spent the second half of 2015/16 on loan at Leeds United before signing permanently for the Whites in the following summer.


A move to Nottingham Forest followed a year later, but a lack of regular football saw him loaned to Bolton for the first half of the current campaign.

Bridcutt is now back at the City Ground, but Forest have sanctioned a further loan move for a player who is entering the final six months of his contract.

The report also suggests Sunderland are keen on taking forward Zac Clough from Forest in another potential loan move. Clough previously worked under Black Cats boss Phil Parkinson during his spell at Bolton Wanderers where he scored twenty-two goals in sixty-eight appearances in five year spell.

Our View

While it may not be popular with some Sunderland fans, Bridcutt is a solid League One signing.

Clough is a player looking to recapture his form, and if he does that under his old boss at the Stadium of Light, that could also be an excellent signing.

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