Vital Football

Latest Sunderland AFC News

OFFICIAL: McFadden pens short-term deal

OFFICIAL: McFadden pens short-term deal

Sunderland have this morning (Friday), signed James McFadden on a short-term deal.

The 29 year-old left Everton at the end of his contract and has been a free agent since, spending several weeks training with the Black Cats & turning out for the U21 side.

The length of the deal is undisclosed however.

McFadden, born in Glasgow, moved south of the border for the first time in 2003, leaving Motherwell to join the Toffees.

The winger-cum-forward spent five years at Goodison Park, making over 100 league appearances before being sold to Birmingham City in 2008.

A succession of knee injuries hampered McFadden's time with the Blues, but he still managed 82 appearances in three years before leaving the club on a bosman in 2011 following relegation.

After failing to find a club ahead of last season despite trials at Wolves and Celtic, McFadden re-signed for Everton in mid-October.

David Moyes only used the Scot sparingly, as McFadden made a further seven appearances for the Toffees over the course of the season.

McFadden has won 48 caps for Scotland, scoring 15 goals including a screamer against France in September 2007 to help Scotland come agonizingly close to Euro 2008 qualification.

He has been handed the squad number 11.

Welcome to Sunderland, James.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:safc123
Date:Friday October 26 2012
Time: 10:33AM

Best of Vital Network

Login to post a comment

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

No More Quarter Final Replays For Sunderland

Should Sunderland progress through to an FA Cup quarter final from the 2016/17 season onwards, the game will no longer be subject to a replay.

What Did Sunderland Earn In 2015/16

With the 2015-16 season behind us, the final television allocation money based on league positions have been confirmed.

Danny Graham Is A Celtic Target.

There are reports out today that say that Danny Graham is a target for new Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers.

Sunderland Would Need To Break Records To Land Ayew

If Sam Allardyce wants to sign Swansea City winger Andre Ayew then the club will have to dig deep into the coffers.

Archived Vital Sunderland Articles

Vital Sunderland articles from

Site Journalists

JoJo
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Would you like to see DeAndre Yedlin back on a permanent move next season?
Suggested By:
Yes please.97%
No thank you.3%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Results (view all)

Sunderland A.F.C. Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Gonad Features25
2.Dirty Dave3
3.Book Thief3
4.acid man3
5.99892