Black Cats want Bridges stay
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Michael Bridges is set to complete a permanent move to Sunderland.Michael Bridges is set to complete a permanent move to Sunderland in the coming month.
The 26-year-old has done enough to convince Black Cats manager Mick McCarthy that he has the quality to succeed.
Bridges hit the headlines when he scored against Stoke on Saturday - incredibly registering his first competitive goal in four-and-a-half years.
The injury-plagued striker is currently owned by Bolton, but is only contracted until December.
Sunderland will offer Bridges a one-year deal with an option for a further season should both parties agree.
Meanwhile, Black Cats winger John Oster is to spend a second month on loan at Championship rivals Leeds United.