SUNDERLAND expect to make a decision on whether or not to take on free agent James McFadden by the end of the week.
The 29-year-old Scotland international (pictured), released by Everton at the end of last season, trained with Sunderland last week.
“He’s trained for a week with us and done fine,” confirmed manager Martin O’Neill. “We’ll have to see what happens.
“We’ll probably make a decision by the end of the week.”