Vital Football

Latest Sunderland AFC News

McFadden poised for new contract and loan exit

McFadden poised for new contract and loan exit

Forward James McFadden is set to extend his contract at Sunderland after it expired earlier this week, before heading out on-loan.

The 29 year-old Scottish international's three-month deal on Wearside expired at the weekend, but despite making just three substitute appearances, McFadden is set for a new deal.

McFadden had been expected to leave the Club, with interest from former employers Birmingham City and Motherwell, however Martin O'Neill has confirmed that an extension will be offered to the winger-cum-forward.

"His contract has expired now and we are having a look at it again.' O'Neill told The Evening Chronicle

The Ulsterman also confirmed that McFadden, who's most significant appearance was 28 minutes against Liverpool, will be moved out on-loan to get game time, despite being match fit.

"It might be a case of bringing him back, letting him go on loan to the Championship to have a game or two, and ensuring he is fresh for the back end of the season and properly match-fit,' contended O'Neill.

And odd piece of business for me; clearly the signing smacks of a lack of available bodies in the squad if a guy who's played a grand total of 36 minutes first-team football in three months is being offered a new deal.

That he would then be moved out on-loan when the senior striking options are Steven Fletcher and Connor Wickham just strikes me a self-defeating. Presumably O'Neill is optimistic about adding another forward to the squad.



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

Writer:safc123
Date:Tuesday January 29 2013
Time: 10:28AM

Login to post a comment

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Defoe Should Be Ready For Season Opener At Man City

Sunderland say that they are confident of having striker Jermain Defoe ready for the club's opening game at Manchester City.

Matthews Off On Loan To Bristol City Again Say Reports

Sunderland are about to let defender Adam Matthews go back to Bristol City for another loan spell.

Premier League International Cup Groups Drawn

With the announcement of an expanded Premier League International Cup for this season...

New Rules For 2016/17 - Reminder

With only a few weeks to go until proper football returns following our (again) unsuccessful...

Archived Vital Sunderland Articles

Vital Sunderland articles from

Site Journalists

JoJo
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who do you want as the next manager?
Suggested By:
David Moyes65%
Sean Dyche4%
Nigel Pearson3%
Steve McClaren1%
Frank de Boer11%
Ryan Giggs5%
Roberto Martinez0%
Jurgen Klinsmann4%
A N Other7%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 AFC Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Arsenal 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Middlesbrough 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Swansea 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 WBA 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 West Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0
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.The Flasher1
2.acid man1