Craig Gardner is happy to play anywhere for Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio.

Gardner is happy enough though, even if his more usual position is further up the field.

"I just want to play as many games as I can this season, no matter what position it is," he said.

"I would rather play anywhere than be on the bench.

"I am playing in pre-season. I have played four full games and I am enjoying it."