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Charlton's Halford hints at unlikely Sunderland return

On-loan at Charlton Athletic, defender Greg Halford has hinted he'd be reluctant to return to Sunderland in the summer.

"It is great to be playing again. It's the reason I came down here (Charlton)," Halford told The Sun. "I did not get too many chances at Sunderland and it has been more than a year since I played regular football. I am loving it.

"I didn't really want to move from Reading. But they made a quick buck and I was off.

"Yet it was more frustrating at Sunderland. I made a few mistakes and got punished. When you make mistakes in a team managed by Roy Keane, you don't get many chances.

"Roy Keane changed his story a few times. He said I was limited in chances and I felt, if I had a chance, I would turn it around. I then turned down a couple of teams to go out on loan.

"He then said he was disappointed and I wouldn't get an opportunity at all. Charlton came in and were the only Championship side I would go to.

"It was lucky I have an opportunity here (Charlton). Come the end of the season whether I go back to Sunderland or stay here, it will be positive."

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