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Black Cats release Gordon

by Phil Roscoe
Craig Gordon has been released by Sunderland Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Sunderland have released goalkeeper Craig Gordon.

The Scotland international is one of nine players to be let go by the Black Cats.

Gordon joined the club from Hearts in 2007 for £9m - then a British record transfer fee for a goalkeeper.

However, the 29-year-old made just 95 appearances for Sunderland after a string of injuries and a loss of form.

Meanwhile, Nicklas Bendtner, Sotirios Kyrgiakos and Wayne Bridge have all returned to their parent clubs after completing loan spells at the Stadium of Light.

Gordon could leave Black Cats

Craig Gordon is set to leave Sunderland Credit: ITV

Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon could leave the club on a free transfer this summer.

The Scotland international signed for the Black Cats in 2007 for £9 million. At the time the fee was a British transfer record for a goalkeeper.

However, repeated injury and the form of Belgian keeper Simon Mignolet has led to Gordon falling out of favour at the Stadium of Light.

The 29-year-old is now coming to the end of his contract and is widely expected to move elsewhere, with Scottish champions Celtic reportedly interested.

Last week, Gordon won the Premier League's best ever save award for his stop against Bolton in December 2010.

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