JACK BALDWIN FACES AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE AT SUNDERLAND, AS PER A REPORT BY THE SUNDERLAND ECHO.

The defender is out of contract at the Stadium of Light at the end of next month, though the Black Cats do hold an option to extend his stay by a further year.

Baldwin, who is 26 years old, signed for the North-East side in July 2018 and helped them get to the League One Play-Off final and Checkatrade Trophy final last season under Jack Ross.

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However, the centre-back was loaned out to League Two side Salford City this past campaign and made 18 appearances for the Ammies.

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Baldwin is now unsure of his long-term future at Sunderland and has said, as per the Sunderland Echo: “It’s unprecedented times for everybody. I think the League Two season is pretty much done and dusted, so Salford’s season is pretty much done.

“I’ve got the option of a year left at Sunderland but I’ve not really had any conversations with them with regards to extending or not. I’m just kind in limbo at the moment really, waiting for the EFL to make their decisions.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the start date for next season really, because I think it’s going to be a big year for me.”

Baldwin played for Hartlepool United and Peterborough before rocking up at the Stadium of Light two years ago. If he is released by Phil Parkinson’s side this summer then he would be a decent option for another Football League club as a free agent.

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Will Sunderland keep Jack Baldwin?

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