THINGS got awkward as Sunderland winger Aiden McGeady had to remind a Sky Sports presenter that he still plays for the Black Cats.
The Irishman, 35, has been missing with a knee injury since November.
But when fit, he remains an important figure on Wearside, having captained the League One promotion hopefuls on nine occasions this term.
His introduction on Sky Sports News, however, seemed to suggest that he'd retired.
After chatting about Celtic's 3-0 win over Rangers, the presenter said: "Great to get your thoughts on that game, Aiden, want to turn your attention to another of your former sides, Sunderland."
McGeady let the presenter finish but could be seen smirking to himself.
And viewers were left cringing as he replied: "Former side? I'm still here."
He then awkwardly laughed and carried on with his answer.
Most read in Football
Mason Greenwood's accuser breaks silence over rape & GBH allegations
Greenwood protects home with £25k attack dog as he's bailed over rape probe
Man Utd boss Rangnick confirms Greenwood's arrest had hand in Lingard staying
Man Utd coach breaks silence over Greenwood arrest & reveals effect on team
BETTING SPECIAL – BEST FREE BETS AND SIGN UP OFFERS FOR THE AFCON
Such is McGeady's dedication to the Black Cats, who he joined from Everton in 2017, that he even waived an automatic 12-month contract extension clause last season so that he could play in the play-offs without giving his side a selection headache.
Former boss Lee Johnson said at the time: "All I will say is that McGeady has been top throughout my tenure. He understands the situation and proved his class yet again."
Following Johnson's sacking, Roy Keane has been linked with a Sunderland return, having managed the Black Cats between 2006 and 2008.
And McGeady, who played with Keane at Celtic, thinks the appointment would give fans a 'big boost'.
He said: "I've seen the rumours of Roy Keane being interviewed for the job. I've played with Roy. I've known him for a long time.
"I played with him at Celtic and he was obviously my coach for the last five or six years when I was away with Ireland under Martin O'Neill.
"So I know him well. He's got a lot of fans and still held in high regard by the fans here.
"It's not my job to comment on speculation and whether he's the man for the job or not.
"I think it will be down to the board and the hierarchy at the club. But I think if he was to get the job, it will give the fans a big boost, similar to the signing of Jermain [Defoe]."
⚽ Read our Transfer News Live blog for the very latest rumours, gossip and done deals
Source: Read Full Article