Feb 21 2013 by Andrew McGilvray, Hamilton Advertiser
Striker James McFadden on Monday returned to Motherwell on a deal until the end of the season, 10 years after leaving Fir Park for Everton.
The 29-year-old was a free agent after his short-term deal at Premiership side Sunderland expired.
After training with the Steelmen for several weeks, ‘Faddy’ signed on Monday and made his debut in the 1-0 defeat against Dundee United 24 hours later.
Boss Stuart McCall was delighted with the move, and the player’s attitude.
He said: “I said I wouldn’t speak to James until after the Dundee United match and that was absolutely the plan.
“However, James actually came and spoke to me about 3pm and we sat down and discussed football. We never talked finances; that would take place between the club, James and his representatives.
“He just wants to play football, which is great, but we have been going well and the lads currently in the squad have performed brilliantly to get us to second in the table. He understands that and knows he will have to win his place in the side.
“There is no doubting his talents as a player and he has had a fantastic career. He is fit, in so far as training, but proper sharpness will only come with matches. His first job, though, is in winning a spot in the starting 11.”