Cattermole doubtful for Clarets date

The 22-year-old damaged a calf in last weekend’s 1-0 defeat at West

Ham, the latest in a depressing catalogue of injuries which has

interrupted his first season at the Stadium of Light. Manager Steve

Bruce will assess the former Middlesbrough and Wigan player before

finalising his team, but will not risk him if he is not fully fit.

Bruce told the club’s official website, “Lee picked

up a calf injury against West Ham and wasn’t sure whether it was a

kick or a strain. “He hasn’t trained all week. We will see how he

is, but with the season nearly finished, the last thing I’m going

to do is throw him in if he isn’t ready.” However, John Mensah, who

has missed the last three games with a hamstring problem, and

skipper Lorik Cana, who has sat out the last two with a groin

injury, could return after resuming training today.