Sunderland's Lee Cattermole to miss Southampton game

Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole leaves the pitch during the game against Everton
Image: Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole leaves the pitch during the game against Everton

Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole has been ruled out of Saturday's Premier League clash with Southampton at the Stadium of Light.

Cattermole limped out of last weekend's 6-2 defeat at Everton with a groin injury and boss Sam Allardyce confirmed he will not be ready to return until after the international break.

Allardyce said: "I don't think it's that serious but he certainly won't be fit for the weekend. We have to wait until Monday night when we play [Crystal Palace on November 23], so he certainly has enough time to recover."

John O'Shea, Younes Kaboul, Fabio Borini and Ola Toivonen will, however, be back to face the Saints.

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Meanwhile, midfielder Liam Bridcutt looks set to stay with Sunderland after confusion surrounding a prospective loan move to Leeds United.

The clubs looked to have agreed a deal for a two-month loan for Bridcutt, who has yet to feature in Sunderland's first team this season.

But Bridcutt returned to training on Thursday and Allardyce said: "It looks like it's confused - like Leeds seem to be.

"I don't know if it's going to happen but it doesn't look like it because he turned up for training today. I'll have to speak to [Leeds manager] Steve Evans and see what the situation is."

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