Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat has confirmed that Duncan Watmore could make his Premier League debut against West Ham United tomorrow.
Watmore has been training with Sunderland's first-team squad all week, alongside a number of the Black Cats' brighter prospects, and it seems Advocaat has been impressed by what he has seen.
The Dutch boss confirmed that Watmore would be in his squad for Sunderland's trip to Upton Park and even suggested that he could play a part.
DA: 'A number of the under-21s have been involved in training. Watmore has done well and could feature tomorrow.'— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) March 20, 2015
If Watmore did make it off the substitutes' bench it would be a brave decision from the new manager, but one which would be well received on Wearside.
Sunderland fans have been calling for Watmore to be handed a first-team chance all season, but Gus Poyet appeared reluctant to use the wide-man.
Poyet regularly overlooked Watmore in favour of his more senior options, but it seems that Advocaat has more faith in the club's youngsters.
If Watmore does play he will be hoping to help increase Sunderland's attacking threat, as the Black Cats have been one of the lowest scoring sides in the Premier League this season.