Sunderland midfielder Craig Gardner has come out with the statement that he is very much happy with life at the Stadium of Light.

The former Birmingham city midfielder was signed by former Sunderland manager Steve Bruce. He has been one of the few bright spots from the Steve Bruce era.

It can be easily deciphered from the number of clubs are actually interested in signing the midfielder, who is also very much capable of playing in various positions. He is also capable of playing as the right back, while the number of goals he scores from midfield have been a huge boost for Sunderland in recent weeks.

There have been speculation linking him with a move away from Sunderland, but the former Birmingham city midfielder has committed his future with the club. He has also said that the club has been totally transformed under the stewardship of Martin O’Neill. The former Aston Villa manager was brought-in in place of Steve Bruce.

He has totally worked the magic once again, as Sunderland have not only been able to stay clear of the relegation zone, but they are also in a position of challenging for the European places as well. The player has admitted that the initial reports of him being unhappy at Sunderland were due to the fact that he was not playing regularly.

However, he has become a first team regular under Martin O’Neill. “It’s all about playing, if you’re going to be happy. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind fighting for my place, but I felt as though I wasn’t getting a fair crack of the whip. I felt as though I wasn’t being played in my right position, felt as if I was being reined in,” Craig Gardner said in a recent interview when he committed his future to Sunderland.