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Grayson defends McGeady for celebrating in front of Preston fans -

Sunderland manager Simon Grayson felt Aiden McGeady was justified in celebrating his equaliser in the 2-2 draw at Preston in front of the home fans. The Republic of Ireland winger, who joined the Black Cats in July, spent last season on loan at Preston ...and more »

Aiden McGeady strikes on return to Preston to earn Sunderland draw - The Guardian

Preston's Tom Barkhuizen contests the ball with Sunderland's Lee Cattermole. Photograph: Alex Dodd/CameraSport via Getty Images. Simon Grayson likened Aiden McGeady's goal celebrations to Emmanuel Adebayor after the midfielder celebrated in front of ...and more »

WATCH - Aiden McGeady runs length of the pitch to celebrate goal in front of his former fans -

There were three goals in four frenetic second-half minutes as Simon Grayson's Sunderland claimed a 2-2 draw against his former side Preston at Deepdale. Sunderland were ahead at half-time thanks to George Honeyman but two quick goals from Josh Harrop ...and more »

Preston 2-2 Sunderland - rate the players as Black Cats show plenty of fight at Deepdale - ChronicleLive

Sunderland's defeat to Ipswich last Tuesday night was humiliating. Everyone at the club knew that - and that a response was needed at Preston. Simon Grayson rang the changes, with five players losing their place for the clash with Preston. Out went ...and more »

Losing has become contagious at Sunderland and Simon Grayson is struggling to find a cure -

If Sunderland thought things could only get better after dropping out of the Premier League, they were wrong. If relegation was the boat sinking, this is the moment the survivors realise they have jumped into shark-infested waters and nobody is coming ...and more »

Simon Grayson Defends Aiden McGeady As Reason For Hostile Reception Emerges -

When Aiden McGeady buried his chance to level the scores against Preston North End - the club where he performed so well last season - in the second half on Saturday afternoon, few would have expected what happened next. After he had been jeered and ...and more »

Sunderland boss Simon Grayson admits unhealthy situation at club before Preston reunion -

SIMON GRAYSON returns to Deepdale on Saturday for the first time since swapping the comfortable manager's chair at Preston for Sunderland's tipping stool. By Ivan Speck. PUBLISHED: 19:10, Thu, Sep 28, 2017 | UPDATED: 19:20, Thu, Sep 28, 2017. 0. Simon ...and more »

Sunderland AFC news RECAP - Birmingham plot move for Williams; interest in Hartlepool youngster - ChronicleLive

The Black Cats didn't get the win they so craved at Preston on Saturday, but their performance was at least a big positive. Manager Simon Grayson was happy with his side's response to losing heavily at Ipswich, and the Black Cats showed plenty of ...and more »

Sunderland AFC news RECAP - Buildup as Black Cats face must-win trip to Preston - ChronicleLive

The Black Cats fell to second bottom on Wednesday night and are in desperate need of taking three points against Simon Grayson's former side Preston this afternoon. Grayson was in bullish mood with the press yesterday, and is confident they can earn a ...and more »

Inside the SAFC dressing room post-Ipswich: Jason Steele's emotional interview was so revealing - ChronicleLive

“I don't know whether I'm coming across the right way, maybe I should be trying to be more positive – I don't know, it's just me,” said Jason Steele as he stood outside the Portman Road tunnel reflecting on Sunderland's 5-2 defeat. Twenty-four hours ...and more »