With both Luton Town and Portsmouth winning last night, both Barnsley and Sunderland fans were desperate for three points as they clashed at Oakwell. The game was a disappointing one as it ended 0-0, yet it was nowhere near as disappointing as the news of Duncan Watmore’s season-ending injury, that was confirmed by Jack Ross at full-time.
Jack Ross confirms Duncan Watmore is likely to miss the remainder of the season.
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) 12 March 2019
The 25-year-old winger suffered a nasty injury during the Mackem’s clash with Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday when Marcus Bean scythed him down just minutes after the Black Cat’s #14 had scored a late, late equaliser. Instantly the winger went down holding his ankle and whilst the fans may not have feared the worst initially, the verdict on the blow is 8-12 weeks of recovery.
As things stand, it looks like Barnsley and Luton Town will be the two clubs going up, yet if Sunderland, without Watmore, can win their game in hand then they’ll go within one point of the second-placed Tykes with just seven games left to play. The promotion picture is still as open as it could be, yet whether or not Jack Ross’ side can get over the line now they’ve lost Watmore, just months after he returned from a debilitating knee injury, remains to be seen and the fans are truly gutted.
You can see exactly what those gutted fans made of the Watmore news here:
Not much luck of late, would be nice to see the lad have a good run at a full season of football. Chin up lad
— Darren Holloway (@HOLLA1977) 12 March 2019
Absolutely gutted for the lad
— Nate Dogg (@nathslee90) March 12, 2019
Shame, keep ya chin up Dunc!
— Jon Ralph (@jon_ralph73) 12 March 2019
Must be gutted. Lets hope he has a full pre season and is a force next season.
— michael neill (@mjneill) March 12, 2019
That’s terrible news for him.
— SAFC North Yorkshire (@SAFC_NYorkshire) March 12, 2019
Gutted for him, considering that’s he just came back and all. Stay strong Dunc
— Alyssa (@AlyssaRowell4) 12 March 2019
Can’t catch a break this lad
— ً (@iEddsyy) March 12, 2019
@Emily_Watkinson . This lads had the pits of a time. Just back after 2 years out with 2 ACL injuries and now out for rest of season !!!!
— christinesmith (@cs10mackem) March 12, 2019
The Black Cats cannot wait to have a fully fit Watmore tearing up either League One or the Championship next season, and have full faith that he can get back to his very best in red and white.