Sunderland boss Paolo di Canio is offering a clean slate to midfielder Lee Cattermole.

Cattermole has been frozen out by Di Canio since his arrival last season.

But the Italian said: "I have to be honest, he wasn't in my plans. I told him, to have a future here he had to convince me.

"I need British players, I need the quality, the intensity. I need the fire. He's full of enthusiasm and it's a new start for him."

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