McShane ready to go
By Amanda Cornforth
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
New Sunderland signing Paul McShane is looking forward to getting to work with the club.New Sunderland signing Paul McShane is looking forward to getting to work with his new club.
The centre-back completed his move to the Stadium of Light on Thursday from West Brom and joined his new team-mates on their three-game pre-season tour to Ireland on Friday morning.
The 21-year-old Republic of Ireland international penned a three-year deal with the Black Cats which could be worth up to £2.5million as he became boss Roy Keane's sixth summer signing with the side preparing for life in the Premier League.
McShane, who joined the Baggies from Manchester United last August, plans to bring his enthusiasm to the Sunderland side and play his part in chasing success following their promotion last season.
"I've got a passion for the game. It's a big club, it's always been a big club in my eyes," McShane told the Sunderland Echo.
"They have a great fan base and there's a lot of passion here in the North East; it's a place I want to be at.
"I look to win things. I'm determined and I've got the desire, I think I can help the team in that aspect.
"Sunderland have high ambitions with Roy Keane as manager.
"You can tell he's ambitious and has a passion for the game that matches the fans, and that's what I want to be part of.
"There seems to be a good cohesion in the (current) side and it just seems solid. When we played them at the Hawthorns we could tell it was a solid team and hard to break down, and good on the attack.
"I've come into a good squad of players."