Sunderland's Garder ready to face brother Gary at Villa

Sunderland midfielder Craig Gardner is ready to face brother Gary and Aston Villa his weekend. The brothers did manage to play together for Villa reserves.

Sunderland midfielder Craig Gardner is ready to face brother Gary and Aston Villa his weekend.

The brothers did manage to play together for Villa reserves.

Craig said: “I played with him at Villa for the reserves, but never in a proper match.

"It’s a rare thing for brothers to play each other in the top flight. It will be a proud moment for the whole family, for especially mum and dad who did everything for us as kids, ferrying us around the country and Europe.

“We can have a laugh and joke here [on the golf course] and afterwards, but when we’re both on the pitch we’ll do everything we need to do to win the game and the banter goes out of the window.

"If there’s a tackle there between us we’ll both go for it. Just like you’d tackle anyone and try and win it fairly.”

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