Wayne Bridge Joins Sunderland on Loan

  • Last Updated: February 2 2012, 19:59 GMT

Wayne Bridge is relishing the chance to play football once again after completing his deadline-day loan move from Manchester City to Sunderland.

Wayne Bridge: Joins Black Cats on loan

Bridge told SAFC TV: "I'm delighted to make the move. I have met the manager and the lads and everyone seems great.

"I'm just excited to start playing football and playing a few games. The club is on the up - the manager has come in and done very well.

"Just coming in and speaking to him, everything has been positive. I have trained with the lads and they are a great bunch who are feeling really positive.

"Hopefully I can help the club progress even more."

Bridge's only game for City this season came in a Carling Cup third round tie against Birmingham on September 21, and he admitted he cannot wait to get started on Wearside.

He said "I'm grateful for the chance and want to go out and work hard.

"I have looked at the fixtures and this month's quite busy with a game every few days. That's going to be good for me."