Steed’s future is with the Black Cats

The 30-year-old Frenchman has rediscovered his form at the Stadium

of Light in recent months after an inconsistent run which at one

point saw him lose his place following a breach of club discipline.

However, he is now firmly back in favour having excelled in a

left-sided position rather than his more accustomed role on the

right, and intent on seeing out the remaining two years of his

contract. Malbranque said in the Journal: “My future is with

Sunderland, I have no questions about that. It’s good to be in the

first-team, but every day and every game is different. You never

know your future. “But I’m happy. It’s nice that I have a lot of

fans behind me at Sunderland. “I’m happy here, happy where I live

with my family. My daughters go to school and it’s all good up

here. It’s a little bit windy, but it’s okay, I can handle it.”