Sunderland's Gardner confident of victory over Newcastle

Sunderland midfielder Craig Gardner is looking forward to the derby with Newcastle United.

Sunderland midfielder Craig Gardner is looking forward to the derby with Newcastle United.

Sunderland suffered the disappointment of losing 1-0 to their arch-rivals on Wearside in August, and revenge will be very much on their minds at a stadium where they were routed 5-1 last season.

Gardner said: "August's derby was the second game of the season and for some of the lads, it was only our second game properly together. We were unlucky not to win the game - it could have gone either way.

"There is a third of the season left and we are sky-high in confidence. Newcastle will be sky-high in confidence too, so let's have it!"

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