Sunderland sign Steve Harper

by Oscar Chamberlain

Experienced stopper signs up.

Sunderland AFC have signed veteran goalkeeper Steve Harper on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

The experienced shot-stopper will be the Black Cats third goalkeeper, supporting existing ‘keepers Vito Mannone and Jordan Pickford.

Manager Sam Allardyce said: “Steve will be a positive addition to our goalkeeping stable. He has vast experience at the top level and that can only be beneficial to Vito and Jordan as they continue to develop. He knows the club well and, as an Easington lad born and bred, he needs no introduction to Sunderland.”