McGeady’s focus should be on Sunderland rather than a desire for Celtic return

Sunderland winger Aiden McGeady has revealed in an interview with the Daily Record that he would be “happy” to end his career back at Celtic, but believes that a transfer would be unlikely.

What’s the word?

The 32-year-old spent the first seven matches of the Black Cats’ League One campaign on the sidelines.

However, in eight of the club’s last nine league outings, McGeady has made a handful of appearances.

Since recovering from injury, the winger has made an impact by scoring three goals in his last two outings.

Two of his strikes came in Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Plymouth, which left Sunderland second in the table, three points adrift of leaders Portsmouth.

Recently while speaking to the Daily Record, McGeady admitted that he would like to return to Celtic, where he began his career, but he is not holding out much hope.

“I think the moment where I could have returned as Celtic player has passed. I would be happy to finish my career in a Celtic shirt, but I don’t think it will happen.”

Is he being disrespectful to Sunderland?

Well, McGeady only signed for the Black Cats last year and it was only recently when he started becoming an asset to Jack Ross’s team.

At his age, it is normal for players to filter down the leagues and play for a handful of clubs before retiring.

However, McGeady could play a significant role in Sunderland’s promotion hopes, therefore his comments in the media should be focusing on the campaign at hand.

In fairness to the Scotland international, he did not exactly issue a come-and-get-me plea, but any mention of a desire to play elsewhere will make some fans question his focus.