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O'Neill backing McClean to perform

March 29, 2013
By Kristan Heneage
Martin O'Neill remains hopeful that winger James McClean can transfer his recent good form at international level onto the pitch for Sunderland.

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McClean, 23, enjoyed a meteoric rise in his first season with the club after making his debut under O'Neill in December 2011. However, his second season has been littered with difficulties and the Ireland international has struggled for form.

But despite been booed on the pitch ...

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