Highly-rated Sunderland youngster wants first-team role before the end of the season

Sunderland winger Duncan Watmore has been in impressive form for the club's development side this season.

Highly-rated Sunderland youth prospect Duncan Watmore has told the club's official website that he wants to break into Gus Poyet's first-team before the end of the season.

Watmore is yet to make a Premier League appearance for the Black Cats, but he is determined to prove his worth in the near future.

The 21-year-old winger says that he is full of confidence at the moment and just wants an opportunity to show the club's supporters what he can do.

“I have a lot of self-belief but obviously on your day you can be great and on another day you can be bad, but I think you have got to have that confidence in yourself to believe that when you get a chance you’ll take it," he said.

“Everybody wants to get into the first team and it is of course my main ambition, so hopefully by the end of the season I can break into it and prove that I’m good enough to stay there."

The good news for Watmore is that he appears to be well on course to make his maiden league appearance for the club, as Poyet has already confirmed in the Sunderland Echo that he will look to utilise him before the season comes to a close.

Even though the Black Cats are playing for their Premier League future, Watmore has been so impressive for their development squad that Poyet cannot ignore him any longer.

The Wearsiders have lacked a cutting edge this season and it is thought that Watmore could enhance their attacking quality considerably, if given a chance.

The rapid winger is a direct threat, who enjoys taking defenders on, and he could well become Sunderland's secret weapon for the remainder of the campaign.

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