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Wayne Bridge delighted to join resurgent Sunderland on loan from Manchester City

The former Chelsea left-back is glad to have the chance to play games again, particularly for the side who have experienced a revival under new manager Martin O'Neill

Wayne Bridge has spoken of his delight at joining Sunderland on loan from Manchester City, believing that the club are a resurgent force.

The Black Cats have moved up the table since Martin O’Neill replaced Steve Bruce at the helm in December, and the left-back is excited to be part of their revival.

“I'm delighted to make the move. I have met the manager and the lads and everyone seems great,” Bridge told Sunderland’s official website.

“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 have trained with the lads and they are a great bunch who are feeling really positive.

“Hopefully I can help the club progress even more.”

Bridge, who has 36 England caps to date, had only featured once in the 2011-12 campaign in a City shirt, a League Cup fixture in September, before making the switch to Wearside on a temporary basis.

His first appearance for the 10th-placed side could be on Wednesday when they host Norwich City, who are two points above them in the Premier League.

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