Date: 9th April 2021 at 6:40pm
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Journalist James Copley has been speaking on the latest edition of The Roar podcast to discuss all things Sunderland related following their draw against Peterborough on Monday. 

One topic of discussions was the in-form who is currently on loan at the Black Cats until the end of the season from the Scottish Premiership champions, .

The 26-year-old has four goal involvements in his last four games for Lee Johnson’s side which included a goal in the away victory against Portsmouth (via Transfermarkt).

Despite his recent rise to form, the journalist does not believe Jones will have a future with the Scottish side which could leave the door open for a potential permanent move to Wearside.

He said: “I think £600k is the fee that’s been bandied about at the moment. And obviously, he sort of let down with that red card in the Old Firm and it seems that he’s definitely not part of his plans going forward.

“So yeah, massively keen to see him come to the Stadium of Light on a permanent deal. That skill against Oxford was really, really impressive. And the goal against Crewe and you saw against Peterborough they neglected McGeady a bit in favour of Jones, which is a massive compliment for him they were fouling him and there was two men on him 

“Definitely a player that could play the Championship no bother and with him being from Teesside way the move probably would make sense for him.” 

TIF Thoughts on Copley’s comments…

Jones has proved to be a key part of Johnson’s side in recent weeks, the Redcar-born has four assists and two goals to his name since joining the side in January.

It was interesting to hear Copley point out the forward had potentially lost the trust of Steven Gerrard following his red card in the Old Firm, as since his injury issue, Jones has been in scintillating form which has helped Sunderland in their quest for promotion to the Championship.

A lot of Sunderland’s summer transfer business could come down to whether they are promoted or stay in League One. Another question is whether they feel Jones could play at that level if they are promoted, but it certainly seems Copley would like to see him at Sunderland next season.

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