Gus Poyet has warned January signing Liam Bridcutt he faces a major battle to force Lee Cattermole out of his team.
Manchester City produced a devastating second-half comeback to beat Sunderland 3-1 in the Capital One Cup final.
Midfielder Liam Bridcutt will be the only significant absentee as Sunderland attempt to upset the odds and beat Manchester City in Sunday's Capital One Cup
Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet has told his players they still have time to play themselves into his Capital One Cup final team.
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is glad to see the back of Hull after suffering a setback at their hands for the second time in his short reign.
All the team news for the weekend's Premier League fixtures, with new Chelsea signing Mohamed Salah set for his first start.
Lee Cattermole returns to the Sunderland squad for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Hull.
Robin van Persie could be set for a shock return to Arsenal while Daniel Levy appears to have already run out of patience with Tim Sherwood.
Under-fire Newcastle boss Alan Pardew vowed to soldier on after the exit of star man Yohan Cabaye as derby defeat by Sunderland completed a dreadful week for
Gus Poyet basked in the glory of a second straight 3-0 derby win for Sunderland at Newcastle.
Lee Cattermole is expected to remain a Sunderland player after a proposed deadline day move to Stoke fell through.
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