Sunderland boss O'Neill insists Gardner wants to stay

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill insists Craig Gardner wants to stay.

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill insists Craig Gardner wants to stay.

O'Neill, who also worked with 25-year-old Gardner during his spell as Villa boss, insists he is keen to prove himself on Wearside.

"I know Craig from our days together at Aston Villa. He really is a great character," O'Neill told Sky Sports News.

"He's been a family man for a long, long time. His family are down in the Midlands.

"I think he wants to do his best to settle here and prove the move successful."

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