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Cattermole being squeezed out at Sunderland

Former Sunderland captain Lee Cattermole is on his way out of the Stadium of Light.

The Daily Mail says Cattermole's days at the Stadium of Light look numbered after his squad number was taken away by manager Paolo Di Canio and handed to one of his summer signings.

The former Middlesbrough and Wigan midfielder, who was skipper under Steve Bruce and Martin O'Neill prior to Di Canio's arrival, has been left at home and missed his club's tour to Italy and Hong Kong.

And his number six shirt, which he has worn since 2010, was handed to new signing Cabral for the opening game of the Asia Trophy in Hong Kong. The Swiss international scored for Sunderland against Tottenham Hotspur.

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