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Craig Gardner

27-Year-Old Midfielder     West Bromwich Albion  Premier


England

STATUS:  Suspended    EST. RETURN:  11/22/2014
Birthdate:  November 25, 1986    
Nationality:  England    Height:  5' 10"    Weight:  168 lbs    

August 23, 2014    Craig Gardner News

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Gardner picked up a yellow card in Saturdayís 0-0 draw at Southampton.

Gardner proved a solid presence alongside Youssef Mulumbu in front of the visitorís defence for the teamís first clean sheet of the season. Gardner assisted one of Saido Berahinoís goals last time out and fantasy managers should note his modest threat from deep positions.

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August 16, 2014

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Gardner assisted on Saido Berhaino's 74th minute goal during West Brom's 2-2 draw with Sunderland on Saturday.

Gardner dealt with significant injuries last season, and as a result, he has already reached half of his assist total, with Saturday's coincidentally coming against his former club. He isn't expected to be a major contributor, even with his decent start.

September 14, 2013

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Gardner came on after halftime for David Vaughn and scored from the spot in the 48th minute of Saturday's 3-1 loss to Arsenal.

Gardner had not featured since August 24 against Sunderland and he was quite active in his time on the pitch, taking six shots, with one on goal. He'll look to continue his play next Saturday at West Brom.

April 18, 2013

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Gardner is unavailable for Saturdayís match versus Everton as he finishes up a two-match suspension for picking up his 10th yellow card on April 7 against Chelsea.

Sunderland will be without their second leading scorer for the match against Everton. Expect Gardner to return for Sunderlandís April 29 match against Aston Villa.

January 12, 2012

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Gardner has had an impressive run of form after switching to right back and is earning fan support, Yahoo! Sports reports.

Gardner had been having a hard time settling in, but Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill said "I want Craig to stay at this football club." A strong endorsement from a good manager that will not go unnoticed with their supporters.

October 28, 2011

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Gardner is excited to face off against the club that trained him through the youth ranks, Sunderland's Official Website reports.

Gardner has gained much through the youth ranks with an esteemed club like Aston Villa, however Gardner will do everything he can to help the Black Cats top his former club just in time for Halloween.

June 30, 2011

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Gardner will see Premier League action in 2011-12 after officially moving on from relegated Birmingham City to Sunderland on Thursday, ESPN reports.

A nice deal for the Black Cats who have made noise early this summer.

April 17, 2011

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Gardner finished off Sunderland with his seventh goal of the season in Saturday's 2-0 win.

Gardner has had a fine season, and he embodies what City is about. There's very little flash, but he is as solid as they come.