Sunderland AFC are delighted to announce the signing of Marc McNulty on a season-long loan.
Joining from EFL Championship side Reading, the striker will link-up with Jack Ross’ squad ahead of Saturday’s Stadium of Light friendly against Heerenveen (KO 7pm).
McNulty, 26, boasts an impressive goalscoring record throughout his career, having first moved to England in 2014 to join Sheffield United after notching 42 times in 122 appearances for Scottish outfit Livingston.
During his time at Bramall Lane, he scored 14 times in 56 appearances, while also spending time on loan with Portsmouth and Bradford City before departing for Coventry City in 2017.
A two-year spell in Sky Blue yielded a glut of goals as well as promotion, with McNulty firing 28 times in 51 games, including a strike in an EFL League Two Play-Off Semi Final win, which was followed up by a man-of-the-match display at Wembley Stadium, as he won promotion alongside Lee Burge and Jordan Willis.
McNulty joined Reading last summer before being loaned to Hibernian in January 2019, as 17 appearances resulted in eight goals.
After signing on loan, McNulty said: “I had offers from clubs at a higher level, but when Sunderland come calling, it’s a no brainer, so as soon as I knew the offer was on the table, I just wanted to get the deal done. I’ve played for big clubs before and I love the pressure that comes with a passionate fan base, so I can’t wait to get out there and show the supporters what I can do.”
Jack Ross added: “Marc arrives with a wealth of experience in the EFL and an impressive goalscoring record. He understands the expectation that comes with playing for a club of this size, and he is ready to work hard and embrace that challenge. I’m sure he will be a valuable addition to the squad and have a big impact over the course of the 2019-20 season.”