Campbell: Catts, Sess a big boost for Everton cup clash

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Fraizer Campbell believes the return of Lee Cattermole and Stephane Sessegnon for Tuesday’s FA Cup quarter-final replay is a timely one – given the fixture schedule Sunderland find themselves in.

Both Cattermole and Sessegnon will be available for the eagerly-awaited clash with Everton after completing suspensions earned for their indiscretions in the Tyne-Wear derby.

The duo are likely to be included in the starting line-up against the Toffees, not least because they offer Black Cats boss Martin O’Neill some fresh legs.

Yesterday’s 3-1 win over QPR was Sunderland’s third game in the space of 14 days, with the Wearsiders facing Everton in midweek before this Saturday’s trip to title contenders Manchester City.

Campbell, who came off the bench to replace John O’Shea yesterday, told the Football Echo: “It will bolster our squad even more to have Cattermole and Sessegnon back for the replay.

“It’s been a tough schedule recently, so it will be good to get them back in the team.

“Things like injuries and suspensions give a chance for someone else to come in and show what they can do.

“Everton are a great team and a draw was a fair result in the end, but hopefully we can get through the second time around.”

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