Sun­der­land sign de­fender Lescott

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SUN­DER­LAND have signed for­mer Eng­land de­fender Joleon Lescott on a short-term con­tract to help their rel­e­ga­tion fight, the Premier League club said yes­ter­day. The 34-year-old, who was out of con­tract, has joined un­til the end of the sea­son and will be re­united with his for­mer man­ager at Ever­ton, David Moyes, who is now in charge of Sun­der­land. Lescott left As­ton Villa last year and signed for AEK Athens, but in­jury re­stricted him to four matches for the Greek team and he has been with­out a club since Novem­ber. Sun­der­land are bot­tom of the ta­ble with 15 points from 22 games, three points adrift of safety.

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