Phil Parkinson and Morgan Feeney react as youngster becomes Sunderland's third summer signing
Phil Parkinson says Morgan Feeney will bring ‘added competition’ to the Sunderland defence.
Feeney has joined the Black Cats on a short-term deal after a successful trial period.
The centre-back has represented England U19s and joins after leaving Everton earlier this summer.
Parkinson has been keen to strengthen his defensive options, having just three senior options and having played a 3-4-3 system for much of his time on Wearside.
Youngster Brandon Taylor has also been training with the senior side after signing a one-year extension in the summer.
“Morgan has been training with us for a few weeks and he’s done very well,” Parkinson said.
"He’s a player with excellent pedigree having been in and around the England Under-19 set-up, and he will bring added competition to the defence.”
Feeney said he was ‘made up’ to sign for the Black Cats.
“I’m made up to be here,” he said.
"It’s a massive club and when a team like Sunderland want you, you don’t think twice. After such a long time at Everton, I couldn’t really ask for much more than to come to a club like this and I can’t wait to get started.”