Boss on Catts blow

by Kate Smith

Manager on skipper injury.

Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill was forced into making an early change in the home clash with QPR after captain Lee Cattermole picked up a knock.

The skipper was withdrawn from the goalless draw after just six minutes following an injury to his knee.

O’Neill conceded: “We lost the captain tonight to injury. We’re having a few blows at the minute.

“It was a blocked tackle and he’s actually injured his other knee.”

The manager continued: “He’s in a lot of pain at the moment and it does sum up our luck at present but we’ve got to ride through it."