Homesick Gardner wants Midlands return from Sunderland

Sunderland’s Craig Gardner has failed to settle at Sunderland and would prefer a move back to the Midlands, according to his younger brother Gary, a midfielder with Aston Villa.

The 19 year old is in constant touch with 25-year-old Craig, who has been linked with a transfer window move to West Bromwich Albion or Wolves.

Gardner junior, said: "We still speak every day and we're really close. He came back over last weekend.

"I would love for him to come back to the Midlands with Aston Villa and play alongside him but who knows?

"There are six brothers altogether and we're a close family. We all see each other almost every day. I didn't think Craig realised how hard it would be to pull away from that.

"I think he does find it hard, but he is the type of lad to get his head down and just keep fighting.

"I am sure he would want to come back to the Midlands but he is a Sunderland player at the moment and I'd imagine the fans would want to keep him there."

 

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