Duncan Watmore claims there's something unusual about Sunderland's squad currently

Duncan Watmore of Sunderland and Robert Huth of Leicester City compete for the ball during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Leicester City at Stadium of Light on December 3,...

Sunderland are currently in 23rd place in the Championship table.

Duncan Watmore of Sunderland and Robert Huth of Leicester City compete for the ball during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Leicester City at Stadium of Light on December 3,...

Duncan Watmore has told the Sunderland Echo that the mood in the camp at the Stadium of Light is unusual at the moment.

Sunderland have made a dire start to their campaign, and currently sit in 23rd place in the Championship table.

The Black Cats have not tasted victory in the league since August, with concerns rising among supporters that Simon Grayson’s side could be dragged into a relegation fight.

However, Watmore insists that there is still a great deal of positivity from the players at Sunderland - which is not typical for a club in trouble.

Duncan Watmore of Sunderland is injured during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Leicester City at Stadium of Light on December 3, 2016 in Sunderland, England.

“Even though we’re not in a great place in the table I feel like mentally there is a good vibe around the place,” Watmore said. “Sometimes you’re losing and everything’s a disaster and there’s no way you can see any way out. It’s not like that at all.”

Watmore is set to return to the Sunderland fold in the near future, which is a major boost for Grayson.

Sunderland manager Simon Grayson looks on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Sunderland and Derby County at Stadium of Light on August 4, 2017 in Sunderland, England.

The young winger has been out of action for much of the campaign so far, but is starting to make his comeback now.

Watmore may be selected to start for Sunderland at the weekend, in their match against Queens Park Rangers.

If Sunderland are able to beat QPR, they could move up in to 19th place in the Championship table.

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