Sunderland news

O'Neill to keep hold of Gardner

January 12, 2012
Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill is determined to keep midfielder Craig Gardner on Wearside despite suitors looking to cash in on his homesickness.

Gardner, 25, has taken time to settle into life at the Stadium of Light following his £5 million summer switch from Birmingham.

However, his performances in the last four games, several of which have seen him deputise at right-back, have seen him return to the kind of form in which then manager Steve Bruce invested so heavily.
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