Sunderland should loan out Danny Graham and Steven Fletcher instead of Duncan Watmore

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Sunderland are reportedly keen to loan out Watmore, but he should stay with the team.

According to a report in the Sunderland Echo, Sunderland want to loan out Duncan Watmore to a Championship side after he has agreed a contract extension with the Black Cats.

The young striker has already scored two goals this term, netting once in the Premier League and once in the League Cup, and head coach Dick Advocaat sees him as a big part of the club’s future.

However, he wants him to be playing consistent football in a competitive league, and sees a Championship loan move as the best idea for the youngster.

Whilst a logical idea, there is no reason Watmore should leave on loan, and instead it should be two others strikers who Advocaat looks to get rid of.

Steven Fletcher and Danny Graham have little to offer the Black Cats now, and it is clear that Jermain Defoe and Fabio Borini are the two main forward’s in Advocaat’s thinking.

Yet the coach has looked towards Watmore as third choice, and it makes no sense that he would want to loan the 21-year-old out and keep ahold of Fletcher and Graham, who he clearly does not trust.

Watmore will play less football if he stays with the Black Cats, but it will be at a better standard, and considering Sunderland's struggles so far this season there is a good chance he could claim a first-team starting role for his own.

It makes no sense for Advocaat to loan him out this term, and Watmore should seriously be staying on Wearside for the entire campaign.

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