Sunderland boss Bruce: Gordon hottest player in Premier League

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce believes Craig Gordon has to be the hottest player currently in the Premier League.

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce believes Craig Gordon has to be the hottest player currently in the Premier League.

The Scotland international has been in excellent form in recent weeks, although with Tottenham about to call it will bring back painful memories of the broken arm he suffered in a collision with Jermain Defoe at White Hart Lane in November.

Bruce said: "It has been tough mentally to play after a broken arm - he even now wears a protective cast - but he has come through it and has produced the best performances of his life of late.

"If there has been a better player in the Premier League over the last four weeks, then I haven't seen him."