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Duncan Watmore was released from his contract at Sunderland last week The former England Under-21s international is now looking for a new club Watmore used lockdown to finish his two-year masters degree at York university Now he is ready to … Reactions: Private Gomer Pyle and snicketjuice. ‘Hopefully there is a club out there for me. ‘I would have loved to have ended with a promotion because that’s what the club needs and deserves,’ he says. NEIL WARNOCK warned Duncan Watmore he needs Middlesbrough just as much as they need him. The striker celebrates after scoring for England Under-21s against France back in 2016. That’s why I am just desperate for them to eventually get back to the Premier League because that’s where they deserve to be.’, After his release from Sunderland, Watmore must now find another club to play for. I am excited to prove to people that I can get back to where I was before.’. Duncan Watmore. And it also brought back memories of when he finished his first degree – in economics and business management at Newcastle University – five years ago, becoming the first Premier League player in more than 20 years to graduate with first-class honours. What if that hadn’t happened? But that was not the only chapter which closed for Watmore that day. Despite outbreaks in shelters and the prospect of more, the rates of infection among homeless populations are lower than feared. Nov 16, 2020 #1 International over. It was also not because of Netflix, as the first series of Sunderland ‘Til I Die was only aired a week after he received that letter. N. Nosmo-King Well-known member. This enforced break has given Watmore chance to reflect on those days with Gareth Southgate’s Young Lions, when one newspaper headline dubbed him ‘one of England’s brightest talents’. Shortly before Sheffield United kicked off at Aston Villa last Wednesday, Sunderland announced they were releasing their longest-serving first-team player after seven years at the club. ‘It really did put a smile on my face. But that was not the only chapter which closed for Watmore that day. ‘I want to create some really good new memories on the pitch,’ he adds. Again, Sunderland went down. 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I have used this period to seriously step up my fitness game. It’s the best stadium atmosphere I have ever been in. I knew that was a defining moment. Watmore, who signed on a … The day the Premier League restarted was a significant one for Duncan Watmore. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. That took the 26-year-old’s tally to four goals in just six appearances for Boro. It has been exactly the same story for Sunderland this season. Duncan returned to make 16 appearances for Sunderland in 2018/19, and in March last year scored an important equaliser away to Wycombe Wanderers. Watmore has now signed for Middlesbrough and on Wednesday evening, he proved what an asset he still is. [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] We are no longer accepting comments on this article. 1 of 2 Go to page. Watmore says that with a self-deprecating smile. Where would I be?” But I just feel so grateful to have had those memories with England.’. It has been exactly the same story for Sunderland this season. Pep Guardiola tells Arsenal it would be a 'BIG mistake' to sack his former No 2 Mikel Arteta despite dire... Mikel Arteta reveals Nicolas Pepe is 'hurting and suffering' following poor run of form... but Arsenal... Manchester United 'make formal contact with David Alaba's representatives after joining race for defender's... Are you sure, Ole?! He remembers a phone call from England manager Southgate, who then sent him two self-help books. Whether it be in this country or abroad, I am open to all ideas. ‘Three of their defenders were Benjamin Pavard, Lucas Hernandez and Presnel Kimpembe, who all went on to win the World Cup with France. The forward celebrates after scoring for England Under-21s against France back in 2016. ‘It’s quite cool just to know that you’ve played against players like that, as well as the kind of players that were in my England team that have gone on to start for the first team, like Jordan Pickford, Ben Chilwell, Dele Alli, Ruben Loftus-Cheek. But the energetic forward – who Allardyce nicknamed ‘the Road Runner’ – is also aware of his current career status at a time when many of his fellow England U21s graduates have gone on to claim full international honours. The striker is ready to get back playing, insisting he is fully fit as he searches for a new club. When the League One campaign was curtailed earlier this month, the Black Cats were outside the play-off places in eighth, consigning them to a third year in the third tier. I honestly don’t know how they did. But there were times along the way that I didn’t know if it would be possible to come back, especially to be the player I know I can be and want to be.’. If my knee couldn’t hold for six games, how was it going to get through the rest of my career? The former England Under-21s star, who signed up to the scheme himself in 2017, admits writing his thesis was a welcome distraction amid the uncertainty of Sunderland’s season and his own footballing future. Duncan Watmore has revealed that he will look to move abroad following his exit from League One side Sunderland. ‘I haven’t watched all of the episodes. Although for this footballer, it had nothing to do with his sport’s return. The former England Under-21s star, who signed up to the scheme himself in 2017, admits writing his thesis was a welcome distraction amid the uncertainty of Sunderland’s season and his own footballing future. ‘I genuinely believe that I’ve still got a lot left to give. I am excited to prove to people that I can get back to where I was before.’. They signed me from Altrincham in non-league and gave me the opportunity to make a career in the game and I will be forever grateful for that. That Watmore’s peers have prospered while his own seemingly unstoppable ascent has stalled is largely down to two horrific injuries. My knee feels stronger than ever and I feel my body is in the best position it has been since before my injury. In the line of fire: 'Fed up' Trump is considering firing White House counsel Pat Cipollone and is lashing out at Mike Pence for... PICTURE EXCLUSIVE: Jamie Redknapp gets cosy with Swedish model girlfriend Frida Andersson-Lourie in rare public outing... five months after their romance was revealed