George McCartney

Northern Ireland international George McCartney

Sunderland full back George McCartney is set to join Leeds on a one month loan deal on Thursday.

The 29 year old Northern Ireland international has fallen out of favour at Sunderland after suffering a knee-ligament injury. The move is seen by Sunderland as a means for McCartney to regain match fitness though Leeds will see him as cover for the problematic left back position after the unconvincing performances of recent signing Fede Bessone.

McCartney is currently in his second spell with Sunderland after starting his career with the club.