Five facts about Sunderland's Duncan Watmore; who could start Advocaat's first game

New Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat could hand a start to Duncan Watmore this weekend.

According to the Daily Mirror, new Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat is set to call upon winger Duncan Watmore for this weekend's game against West Ham United.

Advocaat, 67, was appointed as Sunderland's new boss on Tuesday, just a day after the Black Cats parted company with Gus Poyet.

With just name games to play, Sunderland lie one point above the drop zone and are in desperate need of a spark when they travel to face West Ham this weekend - and could call upon Watmore.

However, he's something of an unknown at Sunderland, who here are five things fans may want to know about him ahead of this weekend's games.

1. Watmore, 21, was born in Manchester and started his career with local non-league club Altrincham, and even had a loan spell with Clitheroe in 2012.

2. Yet by 2013, Watmore had been snapped up by Premier League Sunderland having scored an impressive 14 goals in 39 games for Altrincham.

3. Watmore is a pacy right winger who has impressed for Sunderland's Under-21 side this season, but has only played 27 minutes of first team action for the Black Cats - and that came as a substitute in an FA Cup tie against Carlisle over a year ago.

4. Watmore had a loan spell with Scottish side Hibernian last season, scoring one goal in nine appearances for the Edinburgh club.

5. Away from football, Watmore has studied for a degree in business and economics alongside his duties with Sunderland, whilst his father Ian is the former Chief Executive of The FA.

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