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James McFadden has completed his move to Sunderland on a short-term contract.

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Scotland international James McFadden is set to sign a short-term contract at Sunderland in a bid to prove his fitness.

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James McFadden is set to earn a one-year deal at Sunderland after impressing during a trial. The forward has been without a club since his contract at Everton expired in the summer.

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Giovanni Trapattoni yesterday answered the pleas of a nation when he named the Sunderland winger James McClean in his squad for Euro 2012 this summer.

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