Sunderland's Duncan Watmore set to miss weekend game - Yedlin or Johnson to replace him

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Dick Advocaat faces a selection poser ahead of trip to Bournemouth.

Sunderland starlet Duncan Watmore is a major doubt for this weekend’s clash with Bournemouth at Dean Court, according to the Sunderland Echo.

The 21-year old has made regular cameos this season, appearing off the bench in four of the Black Cats’ five league games, and has impressed on the whole.

The Echo report that the England Under-21 international has been ill for the past few days and failed to participate in this week’s training sessions.

In his absence, on-loan Spurs man DeAndre Yedlin could make the squad, while the fit-again Adam Johnson could also feature.

Yedlin or Johnson?

Both players will bring enthusiasm and energy to the Sunderland side and Dick Advocaat has a tough decision to make on who gets the nod.

Yedlin has regularly impressed on the right wing for the US national team, but it remains to be seen where Advocaat will choose to utilise him. If he views the American as a better fit further forward, then his inclusion in place of Watmore will make sense.

Johnson’s quality is undeniable, but his ability to frustrate is also well honed and in the light of recent legal and fitness issues, it’s unclear which sort of Adam Johnson will show up for Saturday’s game.

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