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Sunderland boss Steve Bruce considers David James bid

David James
James is currently without a club after his contract ended at Portsmouth

Sunderland could make a move for England goalkeeper David James as cover for the injured Craig Gordon, Steve Bruce has told the BBC.

Gordon, 27, will miss the start of the season with a broken arm, prompting Bruce to consider a move for James.

Bruce told BBC Radio Newcastle: "James could be somebody that we're interested in because of the problem.

"We have had a conversation with David's representatives. I'll make my mind up in the next week or so."

Bruce added: "It's something I didn't want to happen because I was very happy with Craig Gordon and how he did last year."

James, 39, left Portsmouth after representing England at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and has also attracted the interest of Scottish Premier League side Celtic.

Meanwhile the Black Cats are unlikely to sanction a loan move for striker Martyn Waghorn amid rumours of interest from Championship side Hull City.

Waghorn, 20, enjoyed a successful loan spell at Championship promotion hopefuls Leicester City last term, scoring 12 goals in 43 league appearances and Bruce sees the South Shields-born forward as part of his plans for the new campaign.

"The kid was outstanding on loan, and 70% of the Championship would like to take him," Bruce continued.

"I've said his future for me is with us this year, nothing has changed, so I wouldn't have thought I'll be loaning him this year."

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see also
James delays planned Celtic visit
26 Jul 10 |  Celtic
Portsmouth withdraw James offer
21 Jul 10 |  Portsmouth
Levein saddened by Gordon injury
16 Jul 10 |  Scotland
Sunderland hit by new Gordon blow
16 Jul 10 |  Sunderland

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