Football - Bridcutt in contention for debut

Sunderland new boy Liam Bridcutt could be handed a debut at Newcastle on Saturday just a day after arriving on Wearside.

PA Sport Report

The former Brighton midfielder goes straight into the squad, as does Argentinian striker Ignacio Scocco provided his international clearance arrives in time.

Former skipper Lee Cattermole, who was the subject of a deadline-day bid from Stoke, would not have played anyway because of a calf injury, while striker Steven Fletcher is a doubt with a niggling Achilles problem.

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