West Brom boss Hodgson remains keen on Sunderland's Gardner

West Bromwich Albion boss Roy Hodgson remains keen on Sunderland midfielder Craig Gardner. Hodgson says Gardner remains a serious Albion target for next season.

West Bromwich Albion boss Roy Hodgson remains keen on Sunderland midfielder Craig Gardner.

Hodgson says Gardner remains a serious Albion target for next season.

He said: “The idea was mooted originally because he was very unhappy up there apparently and wanted to get back to Birmingham.

“While talks were taking place at the beginning of the transfer window, Craig got back into the team, started playing well and scoring goals.

“I don’t know whether he is still happy there or if he has desires to come back to the Midlands.

“If he does want to move back I am sure we will be one of the clubs interested in him.”

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