Gardner Up For The Fight
Gardner, does not believe that being relegated with his former club signals that he is not up for the fight with Sunderland.
His hunger is evident in a recent interview to prove people wrong and show the reason we bought him is because of his talent on the pitch.
'Our teams may have gone down but we're all Premier League players and that's where we belong,' Gardner told Sunderland's official website.
'That's why Sunderland have signed us - we all want to do well and not roll over and let teams walk all over us.
'I'm sure the lads here have that never say die attitude and we will crack on this year.'
The midfielder will be hoping his shoot on sight policy pays off with more goals to help out Gyan and Sessegnon this season.