McFadden has ‘unfinished business’ at Everton

James McFadden claims he has unfinished business for David Moyes' sideJames McFadden believes he has unfinished business at Everton after re-joining the club on a free transfer this week following his release from Birmingham in the summer.

The Scotland international returned to Goodison Park four-years after leaving for the Midlands in a £5 million deal as he searched for regular first team football but missed the whole of last season with a serious knee injury with the club deciding not to renew his contract.

David Moyes swiftly stepped in to offer him a return to Merseyside and McFadden is happy to help out his old boss and is hoping he can do enough to win a long-term deal at the Toffees.

He said.“When I left I had my reasons but it was still very hard to leave. I’d like to think I have a bit of unfinished business here and I want to come in and help the team. The manager rang me and said we need a bit of help and I was more than happy to oblige.

“First and foremost I need to get myself match fit and football fit and then make an impact on the team. If I can do that then maybe I will get the chance to extend my stay here. It is initially just until the end of the season but it is up to me to prove I am worth a longer deal.” He added.

Despite spending the previous campaign in the treatment room the 28-year-old is raring to go and can’t wait to step out onto the Goodison pitch once again.

“I missed most of last season and all of this one so far so it has been hard – more mentally than physically – but hopefully I can come back stronger.” McFadden said.

“The injury feels fine now. I have been training for five or six weeks now so the next step was to play a reserve game and now try and get back into the first team whenever that may be.

“I trained on Monday and it went well – I feel ready to go. I am glad to have been given this chance and hopefully I can make my mark.”

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