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."