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Sunderland fans react to Duncan Watmore’s latest injury

Phil Parkinson recalled Will Grigg to the bench in place of Duncan Watmore against Coventry, with the Black Cats boss revealing that the 25-year-old was unavailable due to a bruised heel.

Watmore has had his fair share of injuries this term after twice rupturing his ACL in recent years, and has subsequently started just six league games for the club in 2019/20.

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It is little surprise, therefore, that some supporters have run out of both patience and sympathy for the winger, and have reacted to the news by ridiculing the academy graduate.

While their viewpoint is understandable, it is still a harsh standpoint to take, particularly as Watmore would likely love nothing more than to be able to play for Sunderland week-in week-out.

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It is also worth noting that any injury from now until the end of the season has the potential to derail the club’s promotion hopes, and therefore Watmore’s absence is a negative regardless of how often he has played.

His pace and determination always makes him a useful option from the bench, and he showed exactly that just last Tuesday when he provided the assist for Max Power’s last-gasp equaliser against Fleetwood.

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As a result, the comments below that dismiss his contribution to the team are out of place, and fans could live to regret making them if Watmore makes a significant impact on his return, with Parkinson suggesting that he should be available to play Gillingham this weekend.

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