Sunderland Football Club are currently plotting to move ahead of Peterborough in the long queue to gain promotion to the Championship as the League One club battle it out in an all-important clash against Charlton Athletic this weekend. The match will be played at Sunderland’s home stadium, the Stadium of Light, and it serves as a huge advantage in their quest to secure a win.

The Black Cats needed a wonderful strike from superstar Aiden McGeady in their last game against Posh earlier in the week to earn a point but their ultimate goal ahead of their next fixture would be to secure a win as they need it dearly.

There are just eight games left to play in the league and Sunderland know that if they can secure a win over Charlton Athletic, they would be cementing their intention of securing promotion to the Championship. Charlton themselves are hustling for a position in the play-offs and they will also want to secure a win, making the tie an interesting one.

Sunderland manager Lee Johnson has already stated that his primary aim is to ensure that he ends the season in the top two, he may have already started setting his sights on more important plans for the future.

Football Insider is reporting that the Black Cats manager has already started drawing up a list of his summer transfer targets that he will be willing to sign for the club, and one of those players is Gwion Edwards, Ipswich Town winger.

The report claims that Sunderland are monitoring the 28-year-old and have already sighted him as a priority signing ahead of the summer transfer window opening in a few months. However, with Preston North End also interested in the winger, Johnson may have to act pretty fast if he wants to get his man this summer.