Lee Cattermole

Pre-Fulham team news

by Stuart Vose

Cattermole and Bardsley both return.

Captain Lee Cattermole returns for Sunderland as the Black Cats take on Fulham at Craven Cottage (KO 4pm).

The skipper comes back in after recovering from an injury and slots in at the expense of James McClean, who drops to the bench.

Meanwhile Phil Bardsley also returns to replace Craig Gardner, who is suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season.

Sunderland: Mignolet, Bardsley, Rose, Cuellar, O'Shea, Cattermole (c), Colback, Larsson, Johnson, Sessegnon, Fletcher.

Subs: Campbell, Wickham, Kilgallon, Vaughan, McClean, Saha, Westwood.

Fulham: Schwarzer, Riether, Riise, Hangeland, Hughes, Sidwell, Karagounis, Kacaniklic, Duff, Ruiz, Berbatov.

Subs: Kelly, Senderos, Petric, Rodallega, Dejagah, Smith, Stockdale.