Sunderland midfielder Craig Gardner has welcomed Lee Cattermole back to first team action.

The former club captain was recalled by Kevin Ball ahead of the appointment of new manager Gus Poyet last week.

Gardner said: "Catts is Catts. You know what you're going to get every single game. He's going to work hard, run about, put tackles in. He's just a great player to have back in the team and on the training field as well."

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