Sunderland have confirmed the signing of Callum McFadzean on a one-year contract via the club’s official website.
Manager Phil Parkinson has made significant movements in the transfer window, bringing in no fewer than seven players, whilst Jack Diamond returned from an impressive loan spell with Harrogate Town.
Having started the season in fine form, the Wearsiders sit fifth in the League One standings and Parkinson has further enhanced his squad with yet another addition to his ranks.
McFadzean arrives on a free transfer
Versatile wing-back McFadzean saw his contract come to an end with Plymouth Argyle over the summer and he has now penned a one-year deal with Sunderland.
The former Sheffield United, Chesterfield, Burton Albion, Bury and Stevenage player appeared 25 times in League Two last season and helped Plymouth gain promotion to League One.
Upon his move to the Stadium of Light, the 26-year-old said: “I’m delighted to be here. As soon as I knew Sunderland were interested, I was desperate to get it done and I can’t wait to get started.”
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Parkinson added: “I would like to welcome Callum to the club. This is a position we’ve been looking to strengthen for a while, and he will bring further competition to the squad.”
Do Sunderland have the squad to gain promotion after Parkinson’s bargain hunt?
Looking at Sunderland’s squad, it now looks like they have enough cover in every area. Of course, a lot of that will depend on how well the players perform, but Parkinson has done well to build a squad full of options.
McFadzean’s arrival will not only provide competition to Denver Hume at left wing-back but could also potentially see the likes of Aiden O’Brien and Diamond pushed for a place on the left side of attack as the former Plymouth man can play in that position.
A lot of the praise which could be directed at Parkinson will ultimately depend on how well Sunderland do this season, but bringing in eight players without spending a pound on transfer fees must be seen as an accomplishment, especially as the financial situation surrounding English Football League clubs at the current time is problematic.
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