Sunderland are on the verge of securing the services of James McFadden.
â€śIt will be a short-term contract that suits all parties,â€ť said Oâ€™Neill of the free agent.
â€śThat gives him the opportunity to get fit, join the squad and then try to get into the team.
â€śThe idea of signing him is that he can show what he thinks heâ€™s capable of doing.
â€śWeâ€™ll have to see if itâ€™s the James McFadden of old and if it is, that will benefit us.â€ť