Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Fans Keen for Grabb to Stay on Wearside

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Fans Keen for Grabb to Stay on Wearside

Article excerpt

SUNDERLAND fans would allow all five of the club's out-of-contract players to leave at the end of the season - with on-loan Lewis Grabban the man they are desperate to keep.

Five Black Cats players are about to enter the final six months of their contracts, while Grabban is one of four players due to return to their parent clubs next summer after spending the season on loan at the Stadium of Light.

John O'Shea, Mika, Billy Jones, Darron Gibson and Marc Wilson are the men whose deals expire and Grabban, Jonny Williams, Ty Browning and Brendan Galloway are the loanees.

Last week our Sunderland writer James Hunter had his say on which players Chris Coleman should keep and fans also had their chance to pass judgement in a poll.

As of this morning, only three of the nine had a majority of votes in favour of retaining them - and all of those were loanees.

The results show almost nine out of ten (85.4 per cent} fans who voted want 11-goal top-scorer Grabban, who was brought in on loan from Bournemouth, to stay. …

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