Gordon welcomes Higginbotham influence at Sunderland

Craig Gordon has welcomed the arrival of new Sunderland teammate Danny Higginbotham.

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The defender made his debut in Saturday's defeat at Manchester United and goalkeeper Gordon said: "Danny was very good.

"It can be difficult to come in and make your debut, especially at a place like this, but he did very well.

"He is clearly a good talker, he communicates with those around him and that is going to help all of the lads. That was evident on Saturday.

"It could have been more difficult to go into a game with a new centre-back, in a new defence, but they are all good players in front of me and they adapt to whatever is put their way. We did extremely well with Danny in there and he is a very good addition to the squad."

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