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.

Friday, 21st August 2020, 5:47 pm

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.

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Morgan Feeney has become Sunderland's third summer signing

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.”