Sunderland recruit former Plymouth man ahead of Portsmouth clash

Sunderland have signed Callum MacFazdean ahead of Pompey’s League One trip to the Stadium of Light on Saturday.

Wednesday, 21st October 2020, 6:28 pm
Callum McFadzean. Picture: Pete Norton/Getty Images

The wing-back has penned a deal for the remainder of the season with the Black Cats, having been a free agent since his departure from Plymouth at the end of last term.

Despite being a key player for the Pilgrims after helping them to League wo promotion, MacFazdean turned down a new deal to stay at Home Park.

As a result, MacFazdean – who came through the ranks at Sheffield United – could make his debut against Pompey.

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While the transfer window shut last Friday, clubs can still recruit free agents – something Kenny Jackett has not ruled out.

Currently, the Blues boss has one berth in his 22-man squad remaining.

With only one senior senior fit in John Marquis, a replacement for Ellis Harrison as he recovers from a hamstring injury could be sought.