Bridge joins Sunderland on loan from Man City

Wayne Bridge will look to revive his career at Sunderland after

joining the northeast team on loan from Premier League leader

Manchester City until the end of the season.

The 31-year-old Bridge has played one match for City this season

– in the League Cup against Birmingham in September – after falling

behind fellow left backs Gael Clichy and Aleksandar Kolarov in the

pecking order.

When he joined City in January 2009, Bridge was the understudy

to Ashley Cole in the England squad but he has fallen out of the

international reckoning.

Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill says ”I’m hoping that with

Wayne’s undoubted experience and ability, he can be a big help to

the team.”

Sunderland is 10th in the 20-team Premier League.