Lee Cattermole: Danny Graham is Sunderland's best finisher in training

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Danny Graham has still not opened his account for Sunderland since joining back in 2013.

Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole has told the Northern Echo that Danny Graham is the best finisher at the club in training.

Graham has still never scored a goal for Sunderland since joining back in 2013, but Cattermole believes he has the ability to start hitting the back of the net soon.

The midfielder says that Graham is deadly in training and even if he isn't able to start converting, he still offers the Sunderland team a lot in other areas.

"I love Danny to bits," Cattermole said. “He is a great lad to have around and you know he will work his socks off for the team. You just have to look at him. He is bang on all the time. He brings others into play and I am sure Jermain and Connor enjoyed having him up there because he works to hard.

"We'd love to see him score. He's our best finisher in training. His quality is unbelievable but the way he plays the game, he will create chances for others. I made him our Man of the Match on Saturday.”

Graham had looked set to leave Sunderland earlier in the season, and he was loaned out to Wolverhampton Wanderers, but he has been able to force his way back into the team.

The 29-year-old now looks set to continue playing a starting role in Sunderland's three pronged strike-force for the rest of the season.

Dick Advocaat will be hoping that Graham can find his shooting boots soon, as Sunderland desperately need to start finding goals from somewhere in their team.

The Black Cats' front men have all found it hard to hit the back of the net with any frequency this term and that is one of the major reasons why they are struggling against the drop. 

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