Sunderland v Fulham preview

Sunderland will be without captain Lee Cattermole and on-loan
defender Danny Rose when they face Fulham at the Stadium of
Light.

Combative midfielder Cattermole is facing several weeks on the
sidelines after having an injection in a bid to resolve the knee
injury which has restricted him to just 14 appearances this
term.

Left-back Rose, who missed the West Brom defeat after
aggravating a hamstring injury against Arsenal, will not feature
but could come back into contention for the trip to QPR next
weekend.

Fulham’s Simon Davies has overcome a knee injury and could play
his first game in almost a year at Sunderland.

Fellow midfielders Kerim Frei and Kieran Richardson have
recovered from their respective pelvis and calf injuries but
Mahamadou Diarra (knee) is out.

Young midfielder Buomesca Tue Na Banga and Ajax loanee Eyong
Enoh are also available after knee injuries.