Aiden McGeady will come in from the cold against Wigan Athletic tomorrow.
And Black Cats fans are delighted with the news.
The club's twitter account posted a video of several McGeady highlights, along with the 'eyes' emoji, with the Republic of Ireland winger in the first-team squad for the weekend.
McGeady has not featured for the Black Cats in a year after falling out with previous manager Phil Parkinson.
He spent the second half of last season on loan at Charlton, and has been restricted to Under-23 football so far this term.
However, Sunderland fans were today delighted to see him back in the first-team picture, although the one note of caution was that his return shouldn't come at the expense of young prospects such as Elliot Embleton and Jack Diamond.
Connor Moore: McGeady in from the cold is long overdue hopefully the next manager sees him as key.
Richard Shaw: McGeady back in the squad. I do hope we’ve evolved from the tactics of: when you get the ball, give it to Aiden.
Jon Hughes: I’m not surprised McgGeady is brought back. Too late imo. Surely if there are players with attitudes they can be man managed. The team is crying out for him.
JofraJones92: Happy that McGeady seems to be back in the frame for Sunderland. I only hope that it’s not at the expense of the likes of Jack Diamond, Dan Neil or Elliot Embleton. If it is then it shows that we are still making the same old tired mistakes..
James Tweddell: AIDEN MCGEADY RUNS DOWN THE WING FOR ME. Can’t tell you how much I’ve missed that beautiful Irish but really Scottish man. Over a year since he last played for us.
Jordan Marrs: If you think having McGeady back in the squad is a negative, ya need to take up bowls. Only player with a bit of class in that squad.