Middlesbrough’s on loan Danny Graham unsure of Sunderland future

Boro's Danny Graham fires over the bar.
Boro's Danny Graham fires over the bar.

ON-LOAN Sunderland striker Danny Graham insists he still remains in the dark over his future at the Stadium of Light.

Graham has netted five goals in his second spell for Middlesbrough after joining the Teessiders on loan in the January transfer window.

The £5million frontman still has two years left on his contract with Sunderland, despite being farmed out on loan just six months into his career on Wearside.

Black Cats boss Gus Poyet opted against recalling Graham from Hull in January; preferring instead to sanction a subsequent loan at Boro.

That was a decent indication of the 28-year-old’s place in Poyet’s plans.

But if Sunderland suffer relegation to the Championship, there is a possibility that Graham could have a future at the Stadium of Light, with a huge exodus envisaged at the club if the Black Cats drop out of the Premier League.

Graham is yet to speak with anyone from Sunderland though and will have to bide his time to see where his career lies after his final game for Boro at Yeovil on Saturday.

“The honest truth is I haven’t got a clue where my future lies beyond next week,” said Graham.

“I’ve still not spoken to anyone at Sunderland and I’m just concentrating on Yeovil.

“Hopefully I can get a couple more goals before we go away for the summer and then we can reassess and see what everyone says and where my future lies.

“If there was an opportunity I certainly would like to stay longer.

“This is a club that gave me my first chance in professional football and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the last couple of months, although it took us awhile to win when I first came.

“I’ve got a lot of feelings for the club and there are signs that next year could be a big season for Middlesbrough.”