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Gardner happy playing anywhere for Sunderland

Craig Gardner is happy to play anywhere for Sunderland.

He seemed to constantly switch between right-back and midfield under both Paolo Di Canio and Kevin Ball, tries to follow.

"If you don't know me, you should know what I'm about," said the 26-year-old from Birmingham. "Whatever position I play in I just want to be on that pitch, it doesn't matter where. You'll never see anything less than 100% from me.

"If I see fans in the street or a restaurant I'll always stop and shake their hand, let them take a picture, give an autograph.

"You'll never see me turning my back on them. They pay their money to come and watch us; you have to give something back."

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