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Bruce to keep Cattermole in Sunderland captaincy role

Sunderland manager Steve Bruce will hand midfielder Lee Cattermole the captains armband when he returns from suspension this weekend.

The Black Cats take on Liverpool at Anfield and the 22-year old will regain the leadership despite facing some disciplinary problems so far this season.

"I made a decision at the start of the season - and a conscious one - that he is the captain, and I am going to stand by him," Bruce said. "He is still my captain.

"I was convinced it was the right thing to do when I gave it to him, and after what happened to him, I am still convinced that I the long term, Sunderland will benefit from Lee Cattermole being the captain of the club."

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