Reece James says it's 'unbelievable' that Lee Cattermole, Bryan Oviedo and Aiden McGeady are at Sunderland

Sunderland manager Jack Ross takes questions during a press conference at The Stadium of Light on August 2, 2018 in Sunderland, England.

Sunderland only brought Reece James to the Stadium of Light during the summer transfer window.

Reece James of Sunderland during the Carabao Cup First Round between Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday at Stadium of Light on August 16, 2018 in Sunderland, United Kingdom.

Reece James has told the Sunderland Echo that he finds it 'unbelievable' that Lee Cattermole, Bryan Oviedo and Aiden McGeady are still at Sunderland.

James only arrived at Sunderland in the summer transfer window, and may have been expecting some high profile departures at the Stadium of Light.

However, Cattermole, Oviedo and McGeady have all stuck around to help Sunderland out this season.


And James said: “He [Oviedo] is someone we all can learn from.

“I picked his brain when I first came here just asking what the World Cup in the summer was like. It’s unbelievable to have players like that, and Lee Cattermole and Aiden McGeady who were unbelievable Premier League players who shouldn’t be at this level.”

Lee Cattermole of Sunderland (C) celebrates after he scores the second goal for his team during the Sky Bet League One match between AFC Wimbledon and Sunderland at The Cherry Red Records...

Oviedo is actually not a guaranteed starter for Sunderland, while McGeady has only featured in a rotational capacity.

Oviedo has competition for his place from Denver Hume, which shows the strength of Sunderland’s squad.

The Black Cats were the favourites for promotion at the start of the season, and Jack Ross’ side are already among the front runners in League One.

Sunderland are currently in fifth place in the table, but they have a game in hand over most their rivals, and sit just four points away from the automatic promotion places.

Bryan Oviedo of Sunderland in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between QPR and Sunderland at Loftus Road on March 10, 2018 in London, England.

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