Bardsley fights for Cats future

16 June 2010 12:01
Right-back Phil Bardsley is content to remain with Sunderland and fight for his future with the Black Cats, having recently been linked with a summer transfer. The 24-year-old former Manchester United defender has been mentioned as a possible target for Premier league new boys Blackpool, but agent Des Wroe says that his client is more than likely to stay put. He told The Journal: "Of course Phil wants to play first-team football which is no different from any other player. "But Phil will happily go back to Sunderland in pre-season and fight it out with any new signings that Steve Bruce decides to make in his position. "Phil loves being at Sunderland - he loves the club and I don't think he would want to move in an ideal world. "It's a good club and he's certainly not got a problem with anyone there. He's a positive lad and he'll go in and have confidence that he can prove his worth to the manager. "I think if someone comes in for him and Sunderland accept a bid then obviously that may change, but Phil will happily be back at the club over the summer."

Source: ESA