Duncan Watmore says he made right decision over Sunderland contract, talks about Allardyce's faith

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Watmore is developing into one of Sunderland's key players.

Sunderland forward Duncan Watmore is not getting carried away with his good form after the 21-year-old found the net for the third time this season as he played a pivotal role in the Black Cats 2-0 win over Stoke City - which helped lift them out of the Premier League's relegation zone.

Watmore has been one of the bright sparks in Sunderland's season so far and recently signed a new contract at the Stadium of Light, and he told the Sunderland Echo that he feels he made the right decision signing a new contract - which he said was for the fans - and said his manager Sam Allardyce has shown a lot of faith in him.

He said: “The manager has been great with me since he came in.

“For him to show that confidence and faith in me, I’m very, very grateful for it.

“The only way I can pay it back is by playing well and scoring goals.

“It was an easy decision for me to sign the new contract.

“This club has been fantastic with me ever since I arrived two-and-a-half years ago.

“The passion the fans have, the staff, the players, everyone has been unbelievable."

Watmore has certainly shown signs this season of being a very capable footballer in years to come with his performances from the bench especially. He has shown he can glide past opposition players who usually end up fouling him so he doesn't get away from them, as well as showing his eye for goal like he did against the Potters on Saturday. 

With each display his reputations seems to be enhancing and opposition sides are starting to sit up and take notice. Of course, at his age there are likely to be days when his performances take a dip, it's only natural for that to happen, but he is showing that he could be a very handy player and has the potential to go on and be feared by a lot of sides in the league.

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