Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole believes Asamoah Gyan will hold a psychological edge over Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott on Sunday.
The two clubs meet at Eastlands upon their return to Premier League action following an international break which saw Gyan score for Ghana in a 1-1 draw at Wembley on Tuesday.
The Sunderland striker scored a last-gasp equaliser for his country, leaving England defender Lescott for dead and the pair will once again lock horns.
And Black Cats captain Cattermole hopes his club-mate can show the sort of form he produced for Ghana in a Sunderland shirt this weekend.
"Asa got the better of Lescott when he scored the Ghana goal and I'm sure both players will remember that," Cattermole told The People.
"Hopefully, Asa will come back with a real buzz and it will give us a psychological edge.
"The work-rate he showed against England was immense. All the Ghana fans love him and he responds to that.
"The Sunderland fans also love him and, hopefully, he can have the same kind of impact against City."
Cattermole is fully aware his side will have plenty of defending of their own to do, and he has highlighted Carlos Tevez as the dangerman, with the Argentine striker set for a return from injury.
He said: "People talk about the best players and the goals they score, but when I look at top players I look at their work-rate and no one works harder for his team than Tevez.
"He sets the tone and they all look up to him. We'll have to work hard to keep him quiet."
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