Sunderland have paid out more than £335,000 to Velez Sarsfield to settle their claim over Ricky Alvarez following a lengthy legal wrangle, the Argentinian club have announced.
Sunderland boss Jack Ross was pleased with the way his side took their chances in their 3-1 Carabao Cup first round victory at Accrington.
Aiden McGeady and Charlie Wyke scored late goals to give Sunderland a 3-1 victory over Accrington Stanley in the Carabao Cup.
Accrington could hand striker Courtney Baker-Richardson a Carabao Cup debut at home to Sunderland.
Ipswich boss Paul Lambert bemoaned “a terrible mistake” by his skipper Luke Chambers after Sunderland grabbed a point in a 1-1 draw at Portman Road.
A second-half equaliser from Lynden Gooch earned Sunderland a point against Ipswich as an entertaining encounter ended 1-1 at Portman Road.
Ipswich captain Luke Chambers returns from suspension for the visit of Sunderland.
Sunderland manager Jack Ross admitted his side had lapsed into some costly bad habits as they drew their opening game of the Sky Bet League One season with Oxford.
Sunderland’s status as Sky Bet League One’s draw specialists carried over from last season as they suffered a frustrating start to the new campaign at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland’s preparations for the new season have been thrown into turmoil by the surprise departure of Black Cats captain George Honeyman.
John O’Shea has returned to Reading as a first-team coach.