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Sunderland squad unity delights Jordan Henderson

Jordan Henderson
Henderson has been ever-present in the Premier League this season

Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson has called on his team-mates to build on the togetherness shown in Saturday's 1-1 draw at Wigan Athletic.

Captain Lee Cattermole was sent-off after 22 minutes, but the Black Cats rallied to take the lead and were only denied a win by Wigan's late equaliser.

"There was a lot of team spirit, talking and we stuck together well," Henderson told BBC Newcastle.

"It would be nice to see a bit more of that, especially in away games."

Henderson added: "Obviously [we play] Arsenal next week, we need another good performance and we'll see what happens."

Meanwhile the England under-21 international revealed Cattermole's disappointment at seeing red so early on in the game.

It was the former Wigan midfielder's second dismissal in three Premier League games this season and Henderson admitted his sympathy lay with his team-mate for the second yellow card.

"I cannot really say much about the foul, because with the second one if he doesn't do anything then he's [Wigan striker Hugo Rodallega] in on goal," Henderson continued.

"He's devastated and I'm sure he'll learn from it again."

Henderson is a graduate of the Sunderland academy, and has made 44 appearances in all competitions for the Black Cats since signing professional terms in 2008.



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