With the January transfer window fast approaching, Middlesbrough, Luton and Wigan will all be looking to add new recruits in less than a months time.

The trio of clubs are struggling towards the bottom of the Championship table, with Wigan in 23rd, Luton in 21st and Middlesbrough in 20th, they may need new players to help them maintain their league status come the end of the season.

One player that has been made available for free in January in Sunderland winger Aiden McGeady, who was banished from training this week and put onto the transfer list by manager Phil Parkinson.

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According to The Sunderland Echo, Middlesbrough could be a ‘logical option’ for the Republic of Ireland international, given they are to change their transfer model to sign more experienced players in the winter window.

Wigan Athletic and Luton Town are viable options according to the report, although clubs in Scotland and the MLS are said to be monitoring the wide man’s situation at The Stadium of Light.

McGeady joined the Black Cats from Everton in 2017 after loan spells at Sheffield Wednesday and Preston North End. Prior to arriving in England, the 33-year old played for Celtic between 2004 and 2010 before moving to Russian side Spartak Moscow.

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He has experience in the division having played for three clubs, and it is likely, if he was to stay in England, that his preference would be a Championship club over staying in League One, and the affordability of his high wages could also prove to be a factor.

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