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Sunderland star Aiden McGeady waives automatic contract extension - making the winger, 35, available to start the League One play-off semi-final second leg against Lincoln

Sunderland star player Aiden McGeady has agreed to waive an automatic contract extension, freeing him to start in their League One play-off against Lincoln on Saturday.

The 35-year-old would have triggered another 12 months had he started 30 matches this season.

McGeady made his 29th start during Wednesday's 2-0 first-leg defeat at Lincoln, and there was talk of him being unavailable for the return fixture.

Sunderland's Aiden McGeady (centre) has waived an automatic contract extension at the club
He would have triggered a 12-month extension had he started 30 matches; he has started 29

But boss Lee Johnson said: 'It's all good with Aiden. It's difficult for me to reveal contract situations, that's not my place or fair on the player.