Westwood ready to be No.1

Sunderland keeper Keiren Westwood is desperate to step into the gap left by £9million man Simon Mignolet.

It would have been a wrench to leave, but on the other side of it, I have to think of my career.

I have to play games and have something to look forward to during the week, putting all that work in on the training field to send fans home happy on a Saturday.

I didn't have that last year, but I still carried on going. At times, it was mentally demoralising.

I want to play. Everybody knows I want to play. It's not in my nature to sit on the bench. I would rather go and play for a Championship team on less money and play every week, just so I get that buzz on a Saturday.

– Sunderland goalkeeper Kieren Westwood speaking to the Sunderland Echo

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