signing session

Duo on form at signing session

by Kate Smith

Johnson and Gardner a hit with fans.

Black Cats midfielders Craig Gardner and Adam Johnson zipped by the official club store in Debenhams to meet fans who were out Christmas shopping.

The duo chatted with supporters, signed autographs and and posed for photographs for over 90 minutes.

Gardner was overwhelmed by the turnout and following the signing session he told "It was great to see so many fans.

"They always support us in their numbers home and away and it's great to get the chance to give something back.

"Events like this give us the perfect opportunity to do that." 

Earlier in the week Jack Colback, Simon Mignolet and Carlos Cuellar met fans at The Galleries store in Washington.

Next Thursday Steven Fletcher, Danny Rose and James McClean will complete the hat-trick of festive signing sessions when they visit the Stadium of Light club store from 4pm. 

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