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Sunderland bring in reinforcements

Sunderland have bolstered their defensive options by bringing in Wayne Bridge and Sotirios Kyrgiakos on loan for the rest of the season.

Veteran left back Bridge joins The Black Cats from Manchester City, where he is yet to make an appearance this season, and is glad to be able to potentially get back into action.

“I’m delighted to make the move – I’ve met the manager and the lads and everyone seems great,” Bridge told SAFC TV.

“I’m just excited to start playing football and playing a few games. The club is on the up – the manager has come in and done very well.

“Just coming in and speaking to him, everything has been positive. I’ve trained with the lads and they are a great bunch who are feeling really positive. Hopefully I can help the club progress even more,” he stated.

Kyrgiakos meanwhile joins from Wolfsburg, and Martin O’Neill is glad to have the experienced centre half at his disposal.

“Sotirios offers a real physical presence, coupled with a wealth of experience, which will be an undoubted benefit to us in the next few months,” he told Sunderland’s official website.

“I’m delighted to welcome him to the club and I’m sure he is looking forward to the challenge of returning to the Premier League,” the Northern Irish coach commented.

Both players may well make their Bantams debuts this weekend against Stoke.

By Gareth McKnight

Article title: Sunderland bring in reinforcements

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