Black Cats out to capture Cattermole

03 August 2009 08:03
Wigan's Lee Cattermole remains a target for Sunderland, assistant manager Eric Black has confirmed.

However, the Latics have so far resisted attempts to prise the former Middlesbrough midfielder away from the DW Stadium.

Bruce and Black know Cattermole's strengths, given they were the management team at Wigan until leaving for Sunderland in June.

Speaking on BBC Radio Five Live, Black said: "We put offers in to Wigan which have been refused and he's a Wigan player, it's as simple as that.

"We rate him very highly because we had him previously and we think without doubt he could do a job at Sunderland, but he is a Wigan player and that remains the case."

Source: Eurosport