Sunderland skipper Lee Cattermole has hailed the impact of Stephane Sessegnon this season.

Cattermole says the Beninese forward's blend of pace and skill makes him a formidable opponent.

"Sess has been absolutely brilliant this season; he does things other players can't quite do," Cattermole told

"He can beat players and get into space - things open up off the back of him making one turn.

"Sess has been working hard over the last couple of weeks while he's been suspended and he's come back fresh.

"He is just so difficult to pick up. It's that quickness and low centre of gravity - he can create things just by beating one man."