Sunderland v Leeds United: Cattermole ruled out for Black Cats

Lee Cattermole.
Lee Cattermole.
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Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole is out of Sunday’s FA Cup third round tie with Leeds at the Stadium of Light.

The 26-year-old missed Thursday’s 3-2 Barclays Premier League defeat at Manchester City with a groin injury and will sit out once again.

However, head coach Gus Poyet will have a tailor-made replacement available following Liam Bridcutt’s return after concussion, while full-backs Patrick van Aanholt (shoulder) and Anthony Reveillere (calf) are expected to resume training next week.

Provisional squad: Pantilimon, Mannone, Jones, Brown, O’Shea, Vergini, Coates, Bridcutt, Rodwell, Gomez, Larsson, Johnson, Buckley, Alvarez, Mavrias, Giaccherini, Wickham, Fletcher, Altidore.