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O’Neill confirms McFadden set to sign for Sunderland

Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill has revealed that free agent James McFadden is about to sign a short-term deal with the club.

The Scottish forward has been a free agent since leaving Everton at the end of the season and he has been training with the Black Cats during the last couple of weeks.

Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill now admits the experienced forward is finally set to sign a short-term deal.

“Over the last week or so I’ve been in contact with his agent,” O’Neill told the Sunderland Echo.

“We have in principle agreed something which would suit us all. That would be a contract for a couple of months.

“I still feel James is a bit short of what I would consider real proper fitness.”

With Sunderland a bit short of options up front, it is not surprising that O’Neill has decided to sign the 29-year-old striker.

Since leaving Motherwell in the summer of 2003, McFadden has only played for two clubs, Everton and Birmingham.

During that time he has made 139 Premier League appearances and scored 15 goals.

Fri 19 Oct, 2012
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