Sunderland fans are starting to feel optimistic about mounting an immediate promotion charge, after the Black Cats made their third signing of the summer.
Sunderland fans were delighted with their move for Jon McLaughlin on Monday, and the club followed it up with a second announcement just hours later.
Chris Maguire has joined from Bury on a two-year deal, and new manager Jack Ross will hope the versatile midfielder can immediately slot into the Black Cats’ depleted attack.
The club is facing the prospect of losing several first team players, so making early moves in the transfer market is absolutely essential to mounting an immediate promotion charge, and that’s exactly what they’re doing.
Maguire, who can play on either flank or even as a centre forward, grabbed just two goals last season, but has bagged over forty football league goals in his career so far.
The 29 year-old Scotland international joins McLaughlin and Turkish hard man Alim Ozturk as the Black Cats’ first summer signings, and fans are absolutely loving the move.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Good player, always liked him when he was at Wednesday. He’s brilliant at winding opposing fans up too 😅
— Grant Roberts (@GrantR_1867) June 25, 2018
— Gavin Moan (@safc_crazy) June 25, 2018
Quality signing that, wind up merchant, wand of a right foot bet he does a reyt job in league one
— Jude? (@judehallowl) June 25, 2018
More good News!
— ALAN BELL (@ALANHIMSELF) June 25, 2018
Yes! Welcome chris lad!
— BlackCatYank (@M_Coan47) June 25, 2018
Great signing. Can’t wait to see chris scoring many goals for the MIGHTY MACCAMS ⚽️⚽️⚽️
— Derek Reid (@derekbreid) June 26, 2018
We’ve got Maguire,
Your defence is terrified!
— David McCluskey (@DaveMc1982) June 25, 2018