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WAYNE BRIDGE will have to wait to make his debut after sealing a loan switch to Sunderland.
The Man City defender finalised a temporary move to the Stadium of Light until the end of the season, with the Blues picking up more than half his £85,000-aweek wages. Despite defensive injury worries, boss Martin O’neill won’t throw the 31-yearold straight into the action due to lack of match fitness.
O’neill said: “I’m pleased to have him and, with the number of injuries we’ve had recently, I’m sure he’ll be a big help to us.”
Canaries manager Paul Lambert aiming to show hero O’neill how far he has come by destroying the Black Cats’ unbeaten run.
Sunderland are yet to lose at home under O’neill. But Lambert, who spent five years as a player under the Northern Irishman at Celtic, said: “He was probably one of the best I played under.
“If I could get a smudge of his success, I would be doing all right.
“It will be strange playing against him but that’s how the game goes.”