Sunderland’s Bardsley not given a squad number

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OUT-OF-FAVOUR Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley has not been given a squad number for the new season.

Sunderland today revealed their squad numbers for the campaign and there are snubs for both Bardsley and midfielder Lee Cattermole.

Last season’s skipper Cattermole, previously number six, is now 33 while there is no number at all for Bardsley.

Both players picked up injuries while playing for the Under-21 side this week and have been expected to leave the club before the end of the transfer window.

Star signing Emanuele Giaccherini, who joined from Juventus this summer, will wear the number 23 shirt, with American striker Jozy Altidore handed 17.

Of the other new signings, Cabral has the number six, Ondrej Celustka 12, David Moberg-Karlsson 19, Modibo Diakite 21, El-Hadji Ba 22, Vito Mannone 25 and Valentin Roberge 29.

Last year’s top scorer Steven Fletcher has been handed the number nine shirt, while Adam Johnson will now wear the number 11.

The Black Cats still do not have a number one, with goalkeeper Keiren Westwood keeping the number 20 shirt, and there is also no number two, three or four.

Young striker Mikael Mandron has been given the number 18 shirt.

Full list of 2013/14 squad numbers:

5 - Wes Brown

6 - Cabral

7 - Seb Larsson

8 - Craig Gardner

9 - Steven Fletcher

10 - Connor Wickham

11 - Adam Johnson

12 - Ondrej Celustka

13 - Jordan Pickford

14 - Jack Colback

15 - David Vaughan

16 - John O’Shea

17 - Jozy Altidore

18 - Mikael Mandron

19 - David Moberg-Karlsson

20 - Keiren Westwood

21 - Mobido Diakite

22 - El-Hadji Ba

23 - Emanuele Giaccherini

24 - Carlos Cuellar

25 - Vito Mannone

27 - Ji Dong-won

28 - Stephane Sessegnon

29 - Valentin Roberge

33 - Lee Cattermole