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Roker Roundup: Is Lee Cattermole set for reunion with former Sunderland boss Steve Bruce?

Could released midfielder Lee Cattermole be set for a reunion with Steve Bruce? Plus, a former loanee who flopped big style at Sunderland is set to earn himself a deal at newly promoted Luton Town.

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Catts set for Bruce reunion?

Lee Cattermole ended his 10-year association with Sunderland yesterday, as he left the club with immediate effect despite having two-years remaining on his contract.

No sooner had the long-serving player left the club than he had been linked with a reunion with the man who brought him to Sunderland in the first place.

According to the Sun, Cattermole is closing in on a move to Sheffield Wednesday, a move that would see him link up once again with Steve Bruce.

The Geordie manager brought Cattermole to Sunderland from his former club Wigan Athletic for a fee of £6m back in August, 2019 and it looks likely that they will be teaming up again in the Steel City.

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New deal for Talbot

Academy product James Talbot career resurgence continues as he has signed a new contract with Irish outfit Bohemians.

The goalkeeper was released by Sunderland in 2018 and was out of football for awhile, including spells in Gaelic football and working as a postman but was recently called up for the Irish national team thanks to his impressive spell with Bohs.

That form has seen him rewarded with a new contract at the club that will keep him at Dalymount Park for the 2020 season.

Manager Keith Long praised Talbot for his performances since signing for the club:

James Talbot has come in with a lot of pressure on him and has be huge for us this season right from the start. His performances have earned him deserved recognition with being called up to the Ireland squad last month and he is already a hugely popular person at the club.

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Loan flop set for Luton move

Former Sunderland loanee Brendan Galloway is set to join last season’s League One champions Luton Town on a permanent transfer.

The left-back had a torrid time during his loan spell at the Stadium of Light from Everton, featuring only 10 times over the course of a terrible Championship season for the club and the 23-year-old has not featured for Everton outside of the EFL Trophy.

According to former Sky Sports reporter Pete O’Rourke, Luton have not been put off by his struggles or the lack of senior football, as they are set to sign the player on a free transfer for their forthcoming Championship campaign.

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