Sunderland youngster signs pre-contract with Dunfermline Athletic

Tom Beadling has signed a pre-contract agreement with Scottish Championship side Dunfermline Athletic.
Tom Beadling.Tom Beadling.
Tom Beadling.

The 22-year-old defender spent the second half of last season on loan at the Scottish side and he has now signed a pre-contract agreement with the club, signing a two-year deal from July 1.

Beadling was out of contract this summer and has moved to secure his future away from Wearside.

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The centre back, a regular in the Sunderland Under-23 side, made 11 appearances for Dunfermline and scored one goal during his loan stint.

The club tweeted: "DAFC are delighted to announce that midfielder @Tbeadling4 has signed a pre contract with the club, signing a 2 year deal, from the 1st of July."

Beadling, who has played for Sunderland Under-23s in the Checkatrade Trophy, also had a loan spell at Bury last January.

He didn't make a first team appearance during his time at Sunderland and will now link up again with former SAFC winger Allan Johnston, who is manager at Dunfermline.