Saints considering move for former Black Cats stopper

Former Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon

Southampton are reportedly considering drastic action to halt their defensive frailties by dropping Kelvin Davis and signing free agent, Craig Gordon, Eatsleepsport.com reports.

The Saints have leaked 14 goals in their opening four Premier League games since returning to the top-flight, including six against Arsenal on Saturday.

Manager Nigel Adkins may feel a change of personnel in goal could be the answer to making his side more solid at the back.

Former Scotland number-one, Gordon, was released by Sunderland at the end of last season as the Black Cats lost patience with the goalkeeper’s ability to remain fit after a series of injuries.

He broke the British transfer record in 2007 by becoming the most expensive goalkeeper – Sunderland signing him from Hearts for £9million.

The 29-year-old made just one appearance for the Black Cats in 2011/12 before Martin O’Neill decided Gordon was no longer in his plans.

But the player insists he has put his recent injury troubles behind him and is ready for a new challenge.

The move could go ahead as the south coast side have only confirmed 23 players in their 25-man squad, meaning Gordon could still become a Saints player this season.