Lee Cattermole is happy at Sunderland, claiming he is learning more from Gus Poyet than any other manager in his career.
The midfielder was dropped after making a bad error in the FA Cup quarter-final defeat by Hull City.
New signing Liam Bridcutt took Cattermole's place in last Saturday's0-0 draw with Crystal Palace.
But Cattermole said: "I'm learning more about a new approach to the game than in the majority of my career."
Speaking to BBC Newcastle, Cattermole continued: "I've told the manager that himself, and if I can keep approaching training and games the right way, there'll probably still be mistakes along the way, but on the whole my performances have been getting better."
"The manager has been great with me since he came and I honestly feel as though I'm on the verge of producing some really good football," Cattermole explained.
"I made a mistake against Hull, but I have to take the positives and on the day I thought I played a good game, helping the team and the four or five new lads who came in against a good side who know their jobs really well.
"In Liam, the gaffer now has another player in the squad who can do the job, but that's football. I have to deal with it, get my head down in training and wait for another opportunity."
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