BAILEY Wright shouldn’t be anticipated to go away Sunderland this summer time in keeping with manger Lee Johnson.
Wright, 28, has just lately been linked with a transfer to Wigan Athletic and was absent from Sunderland’s pre-season draw with York Metropolis final evening fueling extra hypothesis that he was on his strategy to the Latics.
Nonetheless, Johnson instructed the media after the sport that the Australian was out of the squad due to a groin harm.
Sunderland are determined to extend the depth of their squad forward of the League One season and promoting Wright could be a giant blow for the Black Cats.
“He’s received a yr left on his contract and I’ve been very sincere and open with Bails throughout” Johnson stated after the 1-1 draw with York Metropolis.
“I don’t suppose new possession has seen one of the best of Bailey Wright by way of he’s received to do higher than he did within the final ten video games of the season however on the identical he can and in addition he was an actual warrior in that point as a result of he had 9 or ten weeks out after which come again and had 9 video games on the spin.
“We all know what Bailey Wright brings off the pitch greater than anybody, actually I do as a result of he’s only a implausible human being however he’s additionally a terrific chief culturally for us.
“Performances have been regular and respectable however I do know there’s extra within the tank.
“Any of these eventualities need to be on our phrases. It’s all good and nicely any participant saying they wish to go or they need a greater transfer however it’s received to be the precise transfer for Sunderland and the staff.”
Sunderland’s subsequent pre-season pleasant is away to Harrogate City on Saturday.