Former Sheffield Wednesday favourite Chris Maguire released by Sunderland

Chris Maguire joined Sheffield Wednesday following their last promotion out of League One, and spent a good few years at Hillsborough.

By Joe Crann
Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 10:48 am
Former Sheffield Wednesday attacker Chris Maguire has been released by Sunderland. (Picture by FRANK REID)
Former Sheffield Wednesday attacker Chris Maguire has been released by Sunderland. (Picture by FRANK REID)

Now 32, Maguire is on the lookout for a new club once again after it was confirmed that he had been released by Sunderland following their failure to gain promotion into the Championship via the Play-Offs.

While another former Owl, Aiden McGeady, has been offered a new deal at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland announced that Maguire was joing the likes of Callum McFadzean, Conor McLaughlin, Grant Leadbitter, Max Power, Josh Scowen and Remi Matthews who will leave the club when their contracts expire at the end of next month.

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At this point in time there have been no indications as to where Maguire might end up now that he’s back in the market as a free agent, but his wealth of experience at League One level may make him an interesting option for clubs in that division on the back of three consecutive seasons where he’s played 34+ league games.

The forward, who also won the Black Cats’ Goal of the Season award for his volley against Crewe Alexandra back in February, made almost 100 appearances in Wednesday colours during his spell at Hillsborough, scoring 18 goals and grabbing 12 assists.

He joins the ever-growing list of ex-Owls who are available for free in the upcoming transfer window on the back of what has been a difficult season across the English Football League.

The transfer window officially opens up on June 9th.

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