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West Brom target Gardner happy at Sunderland

Craig Gardner insists he's happy at Sunderland.

West Bromwich Albion boss Roy Hodgson admitted he remained keen on Gardner earlier this week.

The 25-year-old told The Journal: "You need a settled team, you have players knowing what they are doing and at the start of the season, to be honest, players did not know what they were doing - I certainly didn't.

"I was not the same player I am now and I was last season. Maybe that was me getting settled, but as I say I am settled now and we are ready.

"I don't know where the talk is coming from because I have never come out and said anything.

"It was hard at the start, but I'm enjoying it now. Playing every week has made a difference and I do feel happy now."

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