Bardsley buzzing to be back

BY foxsports • November 17, 2011

The Scotland international full-back won the Black Cats' player of the year award last season but only returned to action recently after his lengthy four-match ban for violent conduct against Chelsea. Bardsley came off the bench for Sunderland in the crucial win over Bolton and again during the home draw with Aston Villa. He appeared at full-back in Scotland's 2-1 friendly victory in Cyprus and said: "The suspensions came at a difficult time. "I was taking last season's form into this one and unfortunately for me, a decision in a game has resulted in me having five weeks out. "But I've come back and I've played 60 mins against Aston Villa and then I played against Manchester United so it's nice to be back in the fold. I'm enjoying it and hopefully I can get a few more games under my belt."

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