Here is my interview with James McClean from earlier today
It was recently announced you are to be joining EPL side
Sunderland following a medical on Monday?
Aye. I am off over there tonight where I will have a medical tomorrow and all going to plan should be a
Sunderland player by Tuesday
Aye they do and they have a few Irish lads in the squad and I am looking forward to joining such a big club and I hopefully can go on to establish myself there
Do you think this will also enhance your Northern Irish career also?
Obviously playing at level would help your international career but I’ve made a decision that my international career doesn’t lay with
And why is that?
Just after having a long think about it I felt in my heart that it felt right for me to declare for the Republic as it’s something I’ve always grown up wanting to do and I appreciate the opportunity given to me by Nigel Worthington and Northern Ireland also
It’s a great chance to show how you’re able to cope playing at that level and it gives you a great stage to show that
And having played at it you were very highly praised by many stars what do you think of that?
It’s obviously flattering to receive praise
And how have
Derry fans reacted to the move?
Okay and finally you were rumoured to have been maybe going to
why didn't that go through? Peterborough
Peterborough were a good club and I was impressed with them especially the manager Darren Ferguson, but it broke down over personal terms and that’s just football then this move came about so things have worked out for me and am happy
We would like to thank James and wish him the best over in
and hope to see him back as soon as possible with the England team. Republic of Ireland