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Westwood backed for success at Sunderland

Departing Coventry City goalkeeper Keiren Westwood is being backed for success at Sunderland.

Westwood's former boss when he was at Carlisle, Paul Simpson, has backed the 26-year-old to be a success at the Stadium of Light.

He told The Journal: "Keiren was certain in his mind what he wanted to do and he deserves it for achieving a move to a Premier League club.

"He was strong enough to deal with his contract situation and still perform, even though there was so much going on.

"He looked a real quality keeper at Championship level and joining a Premier League club is a natural progression for him. I think he will become a top-class international keeper.

"He has all the tools to make it in the Premier League, no doubt about it. It isn't a gamble by Sunderland, because he won't let them down."

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