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Sunderland boss Bruce: Richardson versatility working against him

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce admits Kieran Richardson's versatility is working against him.

The injury-hit midfielder, 25, is set to return from a calf strain at Arsenal tomorrow.

But boss Bruce admitted: "Kieran is a very talented footballer and it is to his detriment that I have used him in four or five positions because of the problems we have had.

"I think he prefers the centre of midfield but he played very well at left-back.

"For me that's his best position, but he would never say that."

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