Sunderland AFC traveled to Liberty Stadium to take on Swansea City and were summarily dismantled by the Swans 4-0, with an own goal from Phil Bardsley the topping on a nightmare of a game.
Sunderland caretaker boss Kevin Ball believes the next Black Cats' manager needs to give Phil Bardsley a clean slate and get the defender playing.
Sunderland have lifted Phil Bardsley's suspension after he apologised for mocking their Premier League defeat by Fulham on social media site Instagram.
Scotland international defender Phil Bardsley has been suspended by Sunderland, reports BBC Newcastle.
Newcastle are being linked to Sunderland outcast Phil Bardsley.
Gino Peruzzi is set to become Sunderland's 10th signing of an extremely busy summer.
Fulham, despite the rumors that the club is for sale, are being linked to a move for Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley.
Sunderland's summer recruitment drive is set to continue with the purchase of Lazio full-back Luis Pedro Cavanda.
Phil Bardlsey and Matt Kilgallon were fined and dropped from the Sunderland squad for their match at Tottenham after being photographer covered in £50 notes on a night out at a casino.