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.