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‘Buzzing with this’, ‘He does the job’ – Many Middlesbrough fans react as club confirm attacking recruit

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Middlesbrough have confirmed the signing of free agent Duncan Watmore on a short-term contract following his release from Sunderland, the club have confirmed.

Watmore has been recently training with the Teesside outfit, and has convinced manager Neil Warnock to offer him a contract – putting pen to paper on a deal until the middle of January.

Having joined Sunderland from Non League side Altrincham in 2013, the 26-year-old spent seven seasons at the Stadium of Light, scoring eight goals in 87 appearances in total.

However, much of Watmore’s time in the North East was overshadowed by a number of long-term injuries, including two serious knee problems in December 2016 and then November 2017, which saw him sidelined for almost 100 matches.

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However, Watmore has proved his fitness in the previous 18 months, although his two goals in 22 games last season weren’t enough to see Sunderland promoted back to the Championship.

And now the former England Under-21s international will be looking to make an impact during his short spell at the Riverside Stadium.

We’ve been looking at home Boro fans have been reacting to the news of Watmore’s arrival on Twitter.

You can see some of the best replies below….


I'm Jake Sanders, a Freelance Journalist for Snack Media covering all things at the Football League World having joined the company back in March 2020.

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Article title: ‘Buzzing with this’, ‘He does the job’ – Many Middlesbrough fans react as club confirm attacking recruit

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