Sunderland striker Danny Graham hopes to revive his career at Middlesbrough.

Graham cut short his loan at Hull City to return to Boro for the remainder of the season.

"I think it is a chance to kick-start my career. 2013 wasn't great for me," said Graham.

"All players go through bad spells, I'm not the type of person to get down about that, I always work hard and keep going.

"It's the first challenge for me, back to the Boro where it all started for me, so I'm really excited and looking forward to 2014.

"I'm taking each game as it comes.

"I've still got two years left at Sunderland after this season.

"It didn't work out for me in the time I was there, but never say never in football, I could do well at Middlesbrough, and then you never know what might happen at Sunderland."