MX23RW : Saturday, September 22 03:38:58

Sunderland preparing to take loss on Craig Gordan

Sunderland preparing to take loss on Gordan
© PA Photos
Sunderland manager Steve Bruce hints that goalkeeper Craig Gordan may not have his contract renewed.

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has revealed that the club are reluctantly prepared to take a financial loss on goalkeeper Craig Gordan.

The Black Cats paid £9m for the shot stopper from Hearts three seasons ago when Roy Keane was in charge at the Stadium of Light.

However, the former Scotland number one has struggled with injuries in the last two years and has lost his place to Simon Mignolet.

The 28-year-old's contract is due to expire at the end of the season and Bruce has admitted that a new deal is not currently in the offing.

"It’s a horrible dilemma that we face as a club, because we paid £9m for him, but he’s probably been injured for two of the three years that he’s been here," Bruce told a press conference.

"That’s a big problem for us. We hope he has the resilience to get back. I certainly think he has. If he gets himself back on the pitch, we can address the situation from there.

"At the moment, I really don’t think I can be starting contract negotiations. If I’m being honest with him, I’m not in that position yet and we won’t be until we see him back fit and raring to go."

Gordan has made 40 appearances for Scotland.

Share this article now:
Steve Bruce
Read Next:
Bruce: Football greed ‘out of control’
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Portsmouth86201551020
2Peterborough UnitedPeterborough86112091119
3Barnsley84311551015
4Sunderland8431158715
5Doncaster RoversDoncaster8431136715
6Walsall84311210215
7Charlton AthleticCharlton8422118314
8Fleetwood Town8341136713
9Blackpool834185313
10Accrington StanleyAccrington82511010011
11Luton TownLuton83231010011
12Coventry CityCoventry832367-111
13Rochdale83231316-311
14Burton Albion83141011-110
15Scunthorpe UnitedScunthorpe82421218-610
16AFC Wimbledon8224611-58
17Shrewsbury TownShrewsbury814378-17
18Southend UnitedSouthend8215913-47
19Wycombe WanderersWycombe8143711-47
20Gillingham8215914-57
21Bradford CityBradford8206613-76
22Bristol Rovers8125610-45
23Oxford UnitedOxford Utd8125817-95
24Plymouth ArgylePlymouth8035414-103

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account