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Sunderland boss Bruce ready to hand Gordon new chance

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce will hand Craig Gordon his comeback game against Norwich City in the Carling Cup tomorrow night.

Gordon has only trained fully for a week, but a good show could mean he gets the No1 jersey back. Bruce has yet to see him play in a competitive match.

Bruce said: "Gordon will play on Monday. I've not seen him competitively yet and he's only trained for a couple of days. But I'll make that decision over the next couple of weeks."

Gordon, whose absence has hit Scotland's World Cup hopes, added: "I'm getting there on the injury front. The knee feels fine, but when I'm getting back into training my body's doing a lot of work that it's not used to doing, as it's been over three months since I trained.

"It's taking a little bit of time to get used to those rigours and getting used to putting the muscles through the rigours of what they need to do every day."

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