Wayne’s building Bridges with Cats
WAYNE BRIDGE is determined to rebuild his career after a surprise move to Sunderland.
The out-of-favour Man City defender made the switch after the Blues agreed to cover more than half his £85,000-a-week wages for the rest of the season.
Bridge has seen his career stall since a £12million move from Chelsea – making just 58 appearances in a frustrating three years at the Etihad Stadium.
The former England full-back has fallen so far down the pecking order under Roberto Mancini he has been forced to train with the reserves.
But the 31-year-old is determined to show Mancini and the doubters he’s still got what it takes to cut it in the top flight.
Bridge won’t feature against Norwich tonight due to a lack of match fitness after just 78 minutes of senior football this season.
Sunderland have first refusal on an £8m permanent deal in the summer, and Bridge said: “I’ll work hard and show everyone what I’ve got.
“This move is a great opportunity for me and I’m looking forward to the future and hopefully doing well for the team here.”
Bridge, who has already trained with his new team-mates, added: “The club’s on the up. Hopefully I can help them progress even more.”
Sunderland also completed the signing of ex-liverpool defender Sotirios Kyrgiakos on loan from Wolfsburg until the end of the season.