Thursday 18 January 2018

Sunderland complete loan signing of Wayne Bridge from Manchester City

WAYNE Bridge will hope to revive his career at Sunderland after joining Martin O'Neill's side from Manchester City until the end of the season.

Bridge has played just one match for City this season - in the League Cup against Birmingham in September - after falling behind fellow left backs Gael Clichy and Aleksandar Kolarov in the pecking order.

When he joined City in January 2009, Bridge was the understudy to Ashley Cole in the England squad but his career has stalled at City.

"I'm hoping that with Wayne's undoubted experience and ability, he can be a big help to the team," said O'Neill.

Former Liverpool defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos was also expected on Wearside for a medical this afternoon as Sunderland closed in on a second loan target of the day. O'Neill has turned his attention to the 32-year-old Greece international, who is currently at Bundesliga club Wolfsburg.

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