After missing out on automatic promotion for a third successive season, Sunderland headed for the play offs, but once again missed out on promotion losing to Lincoln City in the semi finals.
Middlesbrough have a peculiar predilection for signing Sunderland players.
This week Bristol City announced seven summer departures their playing staff. The majority are fringe players from the U23 squad but one, a 21-year-old midfielder, could be on the cards for Sunderland.
Carl Winchester becomes Lee Johnson's first signing as the new Sunderland manager looks to add some much needed quality in the middle of the park.
Striker, check. Defender, check .Midfielder, check...
Sunderland's second signing of the January transfer window arrived.
Hurrah! A signing!
10 hours to go until the January transfer window closes and Sunderland still have a lot to do.
After months of will-he won't-he sign, Sunderland are reportedly resigned to losing Josh Maja quicker than expected.
Whilst Jack Ross is still searching for a striker to add to the senior squad, Sunderland have managed to complete the signing of young Frenchman Lilyan Compper. Meanwhile, Lee Cattermole is looking to make a move to France to reunite with Gus Poyet.