Vital Football

Latest Sunderland AFC News

Cattermole Fighting Fit

Cattermole Fighting Fit

Cattermole, 21, was poor on Sunday against a stubborn Fulham and was replaced on the hour mark by Bolo Zenden, but he has assured all Sunderland fans he is doing everything to be fully fit for the Bolton game next Tuesday.

Cattermole has recently returned from injury and suspension and has been training hard in the gym and wants to ensure he can turn things around at his new club.

Cattermole said: 'I'm feeling good physically. I went to see the nutritionist last week and I've lost a couple of kilos over the course of about 10 days.

'The suspension I had after getting sent off at Portsmouth gave me the chance to work harder with the fitness coach, rather than train with the rest of the team, who had short sessions because of the number of games.

'I went to see the nutritionist off my own bat really. It was a good chance to get in a kind of mini pre-season with the fitness coach. I
did that all after the Portsmouth game.

'I did two sessions in the gym every day and I came in last Monday, when most of the other players were off, to put in some work and try and get a bit of extra fitness in the bank.'

Cattermole is also looking forward for working with Stuart Pearce with the England U21 squad this week to further enhance his fitness.

Catts added: 'I missed a couple of their games while I was out injured, so I'm looking forward to getting back into it.

'Stuart Pearce gave me a call the other day to see how I was doing and it will be good for me to link up with the Under-21s again.

'I had a tough summer with the Under-21s and, when I got injured, I thought at least I would come back stronger and see the back end of the season through.'



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Gaz Johnson
Date:Tuesday March 2 2010
Time: 12:19PM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital F1 - Blog: Baku Preview

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Articles

Sky Confirm TV Selection Windows For 2017/18

With the release of the EFL fixture lists on Wednesday morning, Sky Sports have released their outline giving fans an idea of when television selections will be made this season.

2017/18 Final Weekend Details

With the release of the Premier League fixtures last week and last Wednesday seeing the EFL following suit, the full details for the final weekends across...

Sunderland Open 2017/18 With Derby

Sunderland learned earlier today that the return to the Championship for the campaign of 2017/18 would open with Derby County.

2017's Fittest & Fastest Players

With the curtain now drawn on the campaign of 2016/17, it's time to find out which player was tagged as the quickest across the season.

Archived Vital Sunderland Articles

Vital Sunderland articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Sunderland
Write For Vital Sunderland
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Chelsea MotM
Suggested By:
Pickford60%
Jones0%
O Shea12%
Lescott4%
Manquillo4%
Larsson4%
Cattermole4%
Rodwell0%
Oviedo0%
Januzaj0%
Borini0%
Sub - Gooch8%
Sub - Gibson4%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Sunderland A.F.C. Results (view all)

Sunderland A.F.C. Fixtures (view all)

Write for Vital Football