Sunderland fans believe Watmore should now be starting for Dick Advocaat’s side.
Sunderland clinched a thrilling victory against Exeter in the League Cup, winning 6-3.
Watmore, who scored in the Premier League loss to Norwich last week, is considered one of the brightest talents in the Sunderland academy, and with him starting to find the back of the net, it appears as if he is ready to make the step up to the first-team on a consistent basis.
The 21-year-old forward has been showing passion in his appearances, and with the poor performances put in by a number of Sunderland’s senior players, this kind of hard work ethic is what fans want to see from their players.
He may not be as talented as some of the Black Cats first-team stars, but his passion makes him a much better option for Advocaat to select, and following his goal yesterday, Sunderland fans took to Twitter to express their delight at his performance - and their desire to see him finally start for the Wearside club.
Great to see @lyndengooch11 and Duncan Watmore get their chances yesterday, hopefully see a lot more of them this season!— Costel's Emo Specs (@vitosauras) August 26, 2015
i really hope Watmore and Gooch start Saturday, but highly doubt it— Agent Brown (@HannahSAFC) August 26, 2015
Got to say @lyndengooch11 and Duncan Watmore made a real difference both looked top class, looking forward to seeing more in the prem!— Glen Proctor (@GlenProctor1988) August 26, 2015
6 days to get in, decent, young Defender, CM and Striker. if not, promote from youth, Gooch and Watmore proved they are good enough— Agent Brown (@HannahSAFC) August 26, 2015
Two in two for Watmore. Remember when Danny Graham did that? Or Fletcher? Poor lads never gonna get a start. #safc— jimmy chop (@jimmy_chop) August 26, 2015
@lyndengooch11 and Duncan Watmore are seriously good. So nice to see players busting a gut on the pitch for once!— Hatty Jones (@hattyfran) August 26, 2015
I was impressed again with Watmore and with Gooch tonight. Both direct.— Lewis (@lewisinho) August 25, 2015
Can see both Watmore and @lyndengooch11 having massive futures here, follow in Hendersons footsteps, minus the transfer... please— Connor (@ConnorSAFC1994) August 25, 2015
@lyndengooch11 great debut...hope to see you in the 1st team more often...you and Watmore both did yourselves proud...well done to you both— charlie (@oneofthe9000) August 25, 2015