Nottingham Forest are set to snap up James McFadden from Sunderland.

The Daily Mail says McFadden is poised to join Nottingham Forest on loan, despite agreeing a deal to stay at the Stadium of Light until the end of the season.

Black Cats manager Martin O'Neill is keen for the 29-year-old former Scotland forward, who joined Sunderland on a free transfer earlier in the season, to play more football.

McFadden has hardly featured for Sunderland since agreeing the short-term deal but did enough to earn a contract until June.

The former Everton striker will be reunited with Alex McLeish, his manager at Birmingham and for Scotland, and is expected to agree an initial month-long loan at the City Ground.