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Jack Rodwell | Midfielder

Team: Sunderland
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/11/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 154

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Jack Rodwell was conspicuous in his absence on Monday as Gus Poyet made four changes ahead of the game at Selhurst Park following a disappointing run of recent results.
The summer acquisition from Manchester City is slowly gaining momentum at the club following a number of injury plagued seasons – ongoing hamstring & groin issues – which have restricted Rodwell to just 7 league starts since the beginning of the 2012/13 campaign. But Gus Poyet admitted he is "looking forward to seeing him" [back in training] on Wednesday after a minor calf problem. The timely return of Jack Rodwell from injury could mean an immediate place in the starting eleven with Lee Cattermole facing a one game domestic ban after collecting his fifth yellow card of the season during the win over Crystal Palace. Nov 4 - 9:29 AM


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Jack Rodwell scored on his home debut, but it's too early to get excited about his prospects as a fantasy asset.

Rodwell scored the equaliser for Sunderland against Manchester United and this brought him 10 points in the Yahoo game, but aside from that he did little else that is rewarded in fantasy football. The midfielder finished the week on 11 points overall, and he's not going to score too many goals, so for now he is best used a bench back-up option while he remains cheap.
Aug 26 - 4:20 AM

This may not sound like a big deal but for a player who has been dogged by injury issues, playing injury-free for even a half is a good sign.

For Sunderland and England supporters as well as fantasy managers looking for a bargain, the news of Rodwell actually playing football for 45 uninterrupted minutes is a big deal. Gus Poyet took a big risk paying a substantial fee for a player who has a long list of injury complaints at a young age. If Rodwell can stay healthy and start 30 or so matches, it will likely be viewed as a good signing. If he can't stay healthy then everyone will be left to wonder what else the club could have done with £10million to strengthen the squad.
Aug 8 - 7:22 PM

Forgotten man Jack Rodwell finally has a chance to start again as he has completed a move from the bench at Manchester City to the starting eleven at Sunderland.

Jack Rodwell left Everton for Manchester City with the tag of being an up and coming star in the Premier League and potentially for England. After a few seasons of injury and as a deep reserve while City has won two league titles, he has re-emerged as a relevant player on the fantasy scene after his move to Sunderland. Gus Poyet, who has been eagerly awaiting new signings will be excited to have Rodwell to bolster the spine of his team. Given the increased importance of tackles and intercepted passes in today's fantasy landscape, Rodwell could be a great bargain for your fantasy roster.
Source: The Guardian
Aug 5 - 4:52 PM

Sunderland will go head-to-head with Everton for Manchester City outcast Jack Rodwell, according to the Daily Star newspaper.

It's no exaggeration to call Rodwell's move to Manchester City a disaster. The midfielder signed on at the Etihad back in August 2012 as one of England's brightest young hopes, but he has started just seven league games in 22 months and has struggled for form and fitness. West Brom and ex-club Everton have both been heavily linked with loan moves for the midfielder, but Sunderland have now entered the race, with Gus Poyet desperate to add to his options after losing Jack Colback, Craig Gardner and Ki Sung-yueng from last season's squad.
Source: Daily Star
Jul 8 - 5:42 AM

New West Brom head coach Alan Irvine has hinted he could be interested in making a move for Manchester City midfielder Jack Rodwell.

It's no exaggeration to call Rodwell's move to Manchester City a total disaster. The midfielder signed on at the Etihad back in August 2012 as one of England's brightest young hopes, but he has started just seven league games in 22 months and has struggled for form and fitness. Alan Irvine knows Rodwell from his time at Everton and may be tempted to enquire about the 23-year-old's availability, with a season-long loan a possible option, although Everton and Newcastle has also been linked with a move.
Source: Sky Sports
Jun 20 - 4:34 AM

Manchester City's Jack Rodwell has earned a call-up to the England squad for the upcoming friendlies against Republic of Ireland and Brazil.

It's been a frustrating first season for Rodwell as he's struggled with numerous injuries but his double-strike against Norwich served as reminder of his quality and Roy Hodgson has taken note. City will be hoping to see more from him next season as they look for further payback on the £12 million they invested last summer.
Source: ESPN.co.uk
Tue, May 21, 2013 10:09:00 AM