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Transfer Latest: Sunderland sign striker Marc McNulty on season-long loan deal from Reading

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Scotland international striker Marc McNulty has signed for Sunderland on a season-long loan deal, completing his medical on Wearside today after arriving from Championship side Reading.

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Sunderland have completed the signing of Reading striker Marc McNulty on a season-long loan deal.

The 26-year-old Scotland international completed his medical on Wearside earlier today and is expected to be officially announced as a Sunderland player later this evening.

Jack Ross only had two recognised strikers at his disposal, in Will Grigg and Charlie Wyke, and McNulty will provide competition for the pair after impressing on loan in the Scottish Premiership with Hibernian in the second half of last season.

McNulty only signed for Reading last summer for a fee in the region of £1.2m but his move to the Madjeski Stadium didn’t work out, as he scored only once in 13 games - although he only started for the club four times in the Championship.

He was then loaned to Hibs in January, where he scored eight goals and provided a further five assists, as well as picking up his first caps for his country.

Prior to the move to Reading, he had a very successful season with Coventry City in League Two, firing 28 goals in all competitions, setting up a further 11 goals for his team-mates - including two goals and three assists in their successful run through the play-offs which say the Sky Blues promoted to League One.

You can see those goals for Coventry in the video below: