Callum Wilson makes Sunderland play-off admission amid Tyne-Wear derby hopes

Callum Wilson is hoping his former club Coventry City win the Championship play-offs this season. The Newcastle United striker came through the academy at the Sky Blues before leaving in 2014 to join AFC Bournemouth.

Mark Robins’ side are outsiders to win promotion to the top flight in what’s been a remarkable turnaround in recent years. Five-years ago, Coventry were winning promotion from League Two and are now just three games away from the Premier League.

One of the teams that’s standing in their way, are Sunderland who could come up against City in the play-off final if they both come through their respective semi-final. Wilson admits he’d also like the Black Cats to come up so he can play in a Tyne-Wear derby, with the last coming in 2016.

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Wilson told The Footballer’s Football Podcast: “A few teams that could be coming up – Coventry City, I feel I need to give them a little mention. Got into the play-offs congratulations to those.

“Even Sunderland could get up as well. A Sunderland Newcastle derby next year, that would be unbelievable.

“Also, I’d like Coventry to come up as well. I’m not torn I’m not going to lie I want Coventry to come up but I would like Sunderland to get up to play in a Tyne-Wear derby. The atmosphere would be crazy.”


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