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Lee Cattermole urges Sunderland to fight for survival

Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole issues a rallying cry to his teammates after a 2-0 defeat to Leicester City leaves them eight points from safety.

Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole has urged his side to fight until the end as they look to produce another great escape to avoid relegation this season.

Cattermole made his first Premier League start since September during Tuesday night's match with champions Leicester City at the King Power Stadium but was unable to prevent David Moyes's side from falling to their 20th defeat of the season.

The Black Cats' survival hopes look bleak with eight points separating them from safety and only eight games of the campaign remaining, but Cattermole issued a rallying call to his teammates in a final attempt to avoid their likely fate.

"It looks very tough but you don't become a footballer by shying away from things. Everyone has that drive, we need to look forward to Sunday, get ourselves going and show how much we care about the position we're in," he told the club's official website.

"We've got another game on Sunday, we have to show some pride, stand up and find out what we're all about. We can't make any excuses, I thought we were bang at it and we played well at the champions. We felt we were the better team but we're walking away with nothing.

"I felt fine, I've felt great in the last couple of weeks. It's tough coming back in the position we're in but I'll rise to it and give my best."

Sunderland, who have failed to even score in their last six Premier League games, will host Manchester United at the Stadium of Light on Sunday.


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Sunderland manager David Moyes takes to the touchline before the English Premier League match between Sunderland and Everton at the Stadium of Light on September 12, 2016
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