Aiden McGeady is available for selection from the start for tomorrow's League One play-off semi final second leg against Lincoln City.

Sunderland manager Lee Johnson confirmed the news in today's press conference ahead of the game.

News broke on Thursday evening regarding a clause in McGeady’s contract which would have triggered a 12 month extension had he started 30 games for the club this season. Wednesday evening’s 2-0 defeat to Lincoln in the first leg was McGeady’s 29th start of the season.

Johnson confirmed that the club and player had come to a resolution regarding the clause and the 35-year-old is now available.

“Obviously it’s difficult for me to reveal contract scenarios. Just because it’s not my place. It’s not fair on the player more than anything” said Johnson.

“All I will say is Aiden McGeady’s been top throughout my tenure. I think he understands the situation and he’s proved his class yet again.

“He goes into this game wanting to do well for the football club and for me it just cements both him being a quality human and a quality professional that I’ve got the option to pick him.”

After conversations between the club and the player, McGeady could potentially have waived the clause in his contract to allow him to be in the starting eleven although Johnson didn’t officially confirm how they came to a resolution ahead of the game.

“There’s been contractual conversations regarding his future, it’s as simple as that.

“From me on the football side of it, I would love to keep Aiden McGeady next season. He’s a fantastic player and we’ve got on really well.

“That’s between him and the Sporting Director, all I can do is be really genuine and honest and sound with a player, deliver the information that is given to me and then prove to him that I want him to be a part of our plans moving forward.”

“He won’t be triggering another 12 months by starting tomorrow.”

McGeady is top of the League One assist charts with 14 to his name this season and has been crucial to Sunderland’s 4th placed finish this season.

Had a resolution not come to a head between the club and the player, it would’ve provided a major blow to the Black Cats ahead of an uphill task of trying to claw back a two goal deficit against Lincoln City.