Carter Hoping To Stay A Black Cat

Sunderland boss Mick McCarthy comfirmed earlier this week that he is keen on keeping Carter and that he had already spoken to Blues boss Steve Bruce about turning the loan into a season long deal.

Now the 20-year-old Blues midfielder has admitted that he is thoroughly enjoying his time on Wearside and would jump at the chance of staying at The Stadium of Light for the remainder of the season.

"I love it here and I hope Birmingham let me stay, promotion is well within our reach this season," he told BBC Sport.

"Mick has brought me here and had the faith in me to give me games, which is what I've needed, and I'm grateful."

Carter is currently just over two months into a three month loan spell with the promotion-chasing Black Cats.

Darren Carter (Sunderland) appearances
21/11/2004ChampionshipSunderland2-0Ipswich Town0
13/11/2004ChampionshipLeicester City0-1Sunderland0
05/11/2004ChampionshipMillwall2-0Sunderland *0
02/11/2004ChampionshipSunderland *3-1Wolves0
25/10/2004ChampionshipRotherham U.0-1Sunderland0
28/09/2004ChampionshipSheff. Utd.1-0Sunderland0
24/09/2004ChampionshipLeeds Utd.0-1Sunderland0
18/09/2004ChampionshipSunderland3-1Preston N.E.1
Appearances 6 (* + 2 as sub);
Goals 1; Yellow cards 0; Red cards 0