Poyet delighted to have Cattermole back

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has hailed the return of captain Lee Cattermole from injury, labelling the midfielder a "contagious" character in the dressing room.

Cattermole was back in action in the goalless Premier League draw at home to West Brom last weekend, following two months on the sidelines with a groin problem.

"Lee is contagious – he brings something that is very rare and no other player in the team has got," Poyet told the club's official website.

"He also helps the supporters a lot because they love him to pieces and that helps the atmosphere and everybody around him.

"I'm pleased he is back and I'm pleased he got through the game [against West Brom] without any problems other than being very, very tired.

"He is also happy to be back so it is perfect now."

Sunderland visit Manchester United on Saturday.