Reid ready to bang out tune for Sunderland pals

Andy Reid has promised to celebrate helping Sunderland stay up by playing his guitar to teammates.

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After victory over Wigan, the Irishman said: "I only signed last week, so I haven't had a chance to get my guitar out.

"But I do play a bit. It's nice to do something different. I was brought up listening to Irish folk and I should be OK with that in this dressing-room."

A £4 million acquisition from Charlton Athletic, Reid has not decamped to Wearside simply to strum along.

"I haven't come here to be in a relegation dogfight every year," he said. "I've come here to kick on. There are clubs in mid-table, pushing for Europe, who are nowhere near as big as us. Everything here is geared up to challenging for that."

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