Rodwell-watch; two reported sightings of Sunderland's missing man over the bank holiday weekend

Jack Rodwell - he's still out there somewhere. The missing man - who's still employed by Sunderland - has been spotted on two separate occasions this bank holiday weekend. 

Sunderland's infamous villain, Jack Rodwell, hasn't been sighted in public for yonks. Quite possibly the last reported public sighting of the £70,000-a-week man was when he was spotted in the arcades at the Metro Centre. Certainly he hasn't been seen in a Sunderland shirt for months. 

But now that the season which saw Sunderland relegated to League One has ended, the Black Cats £10m man appears to have broken his cover and has been spotted twice so far during the course of the Bank Holiday weekend. 

Rodders at the Metro Centre in February

Rodwell's last appearance for the Sunderland first team came in September 2017, and barring a couple of spots on the bench and a brief run out for the Under-23s, the most hated man on Wearside seemingly hung up his boots to see out the rest of his mega-bucks contract (which has another year yet to run). 

But, in two separate incidents, innocent bystanders in the north west of England have sighted Sunderland's "least wanted man". 

The first came on Saturday night in Stockport, a parish of Greater Coronation Street. Unfortunately there were no photos taken as evidence on this occasion such was the staff member in question's giddiness at spotting a local legend. 

Then, today (Sunday 27th May 2018), an eagle-eyed member of the public took the shot that none of us thought we'd ever witness again. 

Yep, Jack Rodwell was snapped in Macclesfield, a township south of Coronation Street, famous for housing the football club from which Peter Reid snapped up legendary Sunderland midfielder, Chris Byrne (remember him and his antics!) in 1997. 

For what it's worth, word from a decent source says that Sunderland's new owners have already tabled an offer for Jackie Boy to be on his bike in the next week or so. 

There'll be flag waving, tea parties and dancing in the streets from Pallion to Herrington when that day finally arrives. 

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