Released Everton attacker James McFadden wants to stay in England.

Aberdeen boss Craig Brown tried to tempt McFadden back to the Scottish Premier League, but the Dons chief was unsuccessful.

"We would like to have McFadden at Pittodrie but that one doesn't look likely," Brown told the Daily Record.

"McFadden made it clear he would rather stay in England. I asked him to inform us if he has a change of heart but I'm not expecting that to happen."