Reid eyeing league recall
Sunderland midfielder Andy Reid hopes his brace against Norwich on Monday will earn him a Premier League recall. The midfielder scored twice in the 4-1 Carling Cup defeat of the Canaries in his first start for the Black Cats this term. He has previously only featured as a late substitute against Chelsea this term and the Irishman hopes his cup efforts will earn him a top-flight recall against Stoke on Saturday. Reid said: "I hope so. I feel I played well, scored two goals, so... "With the greatest respect to Norwich and the Carling Cup, I don't want to be playing in Carling Cup games, I want to be playing in Premier League games. "You have got to play on the platform you are given and the platform was there last night in the Carling Cup, and I feel I delivered." The player scored his first goal with an exquisite chip from the edge of the box, while the second was a comprehensive finish from a flowing team move. He added: "I thought the second one was a fantastic goal, to be honest with you - I thought it was a better goal than my first one. "The move was brilliant, it was one-touch football and Fraizer [Campbell] played a fantastic reverse ball. "I managed to make a good run and lose my marker and finish it, which was nice. "It was a really, really good goal and a good advert for what the team is all about." Sunderland also won thanks to Teemu Tainio's first goal for the club and Owain Tudur Jones' own goal, while Wes Hoolahan pulled one back for the League One side. Reid told the club's official website: "We were aware of the difficulty of the game and the threat they [Norwich] would pose, but we went about it very professionally. "We showed them the respect they deserved and then we imposed ourselves on the game, and apart from a couple of chances they had, we dominated it, really, and could have won by more."
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