Kieran Richardson is confident on-loan Manchester United defender Jonny Evans will find his feet at Sunderland.

Richardson, a £5.5million summer signing from Old Trafford, told the Sunderland Echo: "It's great to have Jonny here because he's a quality defender.

"He did very well for Sunderland last season and hopefully he can carry on doing it in the Premier League.

"This league is a lot tougher than the Championship, obviously, but I've no doubt he has the quality and he will be a great asset for us."