Wayne Bridge will look to revive his career at Sunderland after joining the northeast team on loan from English Premier League leader Manchester City until the end of the season.
The 31-year-old Bridge has played just one match for City this season -- in the League Cup against Birmingham in September -- after falling behind fellow left backs Gael Clichy and Aleksandar Kolarov in the pecking order.
When he joined City in January 2009, Bridge was the understudy to Ashley Cole in the England squad but he has fallen out of the international reckoning.
Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill says on Tuesday, "I'm hoping that with Wayne's undoubted experience and ability, he can be a big help to the team."
Sunderland is 10th in the 20-team Premier League.