Sunday 17 December 2017

McClean Factfile

September 2008: McClean makes league debut for Derry City v Cork City

September 2008: Makes U21 debut for Northern Ireland v Germany

November 2009: Derry City are expelled from the league for financial irregularities but later readmitted to First Division. League Two side Lincoln City's manager Chris Suutton makes a bid to sign McClean.

December 2009: McClean signs new contract with Derry City ahead of First Division campaign

October 2010: McClean helps Derry win First Division title and promotion back to top flight.

June 2011: Interest in McClean hots up with Blackpool making a bid

July 2011: McClean features for Airtricity XI in Dublin Super Cup

August 2011: McClean turns down offer of a place in Northern Ireland squad and declares for the Republic. Sunderland outbid Celtic and Peterborough by paying Derry £400,000 to sign McClean

December 2011: Makes Sunderland debut as sub v Blackburn

January 2012: Scores first goal for Sunderland v Wigan

February 2012: McClean makes it 3 goals in 11 games for the Black Cats with the winner v Stoke

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