Sunderland made the brave call to let Aiden McGeady go out on loan in January.
The Irishman seemingly wasn’t a part of Phil Parkinson’s plans, last appearing for the Black Cats in late November, but before then he was quite a consistent performer for the Wearside outfit contributing to six goals in 15 appearances.
However, it’s not quite worked out as those fans would have expected. The Black Cats have gone from strength to strength while the former Celtic man has faltered during his loan spell at Charlton.
His stats show that he’s not doing anything to make Sunderland miss him during his time away from the club.
The wide man has failed to set up a goal or put the ball in the net during his time away from the club, and that simply isn’t good enough from a wide player who was netting on a semi-regular basis earlier this term, banging in four in 15 in League One.
The fact of the matter is that none of the attributes that made fans want McGeady to stay have been on show while he’s been at Charlton.
He’s had just 0.7 shots per game for the Addicks, and none of those have even been on target.
He has completed just 0.3 successful dribbles per game, and that’s poor from a player that once had a trick named after him.
The Black Cats’ decision to let the 5 foot 11 winger leave on a temporary basis last month seems to have been the right call, they’ve lost just twice since his deadline day departure, and he’s doing very little to make them want to reconsider their January call.
In other news, Sunderland fans are wrong to call for one tactical switch.