Saints ace Long, now holder of the quickest Premier League goal, joins another exclusive club featuring Niall Quinn, Robbie Keane and Damien Duff.
The former Manchester City striker has been impressed with Rice since his West Ham United breakthrough.
Niall Quinn has denied he will be heading a consortium looking to buy Sunderland from Ellis Short.
Niall Quinn says he will not be fronting a consortium planning a takeover at Sunderland.
Sunderland legend Niall Quinn has been linked with a move to rescue his struggling former club.
There is a suggestion that the former player, manager, chairman and owner could return to Sunderland, and that could only be a good move.
Niall Quinn could be gearing up for a shock return to Sunderland.
Newcastle have been linked with a whole host of strikers this month.
Niall Quinn's commentary for the Sunderland v Manchester United game was less than popular among some Reds fans.
Niall Quinn has predicted that Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Liverpool will finish in the Premier League's top four.
Ex-Leeds United defender Matt Kilgallon returned to Elland Road on Wednesday.
Sheyi Ojo was in action for Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers on Thursday.
The Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has added two new centre-backs to his Ibrox ranks.
Everton managed to sign Moise Kean from Juventus this month.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has signed a new deal with Liverpool.
Arsenal and Liverpool are due to face off against each other at the weekend, with Unai Emery's and Jurgen Klopp's sides unbeaten so far.
Leeds United are unbeaten after four Championship games.
Leeds United enhanced their promotion credentials on Wednesday night.
Jan Vertonghen is yet to start a Premier League game for Tottenham Hotspur this season.
West Bromwich Albion forward Jonathan Leko has been loaned out to Charlton Athletic for the season.