SUNDERLAND misfit Danny Graham has joined Wolverhampton Wanderers on loan until the end of the year.
The 29-year-old striker, a £5m Martin O’Neill signing who failed to score in 14 Premier League appearances for the Black Cats, will be delighted to get the chance of first-team football.
He has only featured once for Sunderland this season – coming on as an 88th-minute substitute in the 2-1 Capital One Cup defeat to Stoke City in September.
Now he has a chance to rescue his career from limbo by impressing at Molineux.
Wanderers are taking him on loan for the rest of 2014 but there is the prospect of an extended deal – loan or permanent in January – if the move works out well.
Several Championship clubs took a look at Graham over the summer, including his former club Middlesbrough, but no move was forthcoming with the forward’s big Premier League wage a difficult obstacle to overcome.
Wolves though are ready to give a chance to the former Carlisle and Watford frontman who did a decent job for Swansea before his ill-fated move to Wearside in January last year.
Graham, could make his debut against Nottingham Forest next Saturday, November 22.
After failing to make the grade at Sunderland, Gateshead-born Graham went on loan spells to Hull City and Middlesbrough last season and at Boro recaptured some of his previous form scoring six goals in 17 starts.