Striker to join development squad

by Stuart Vose

Altrincham youngster to join Academy set-up.

Altrincham youngster Duncan Watmore is to join Sunderland’s development squad.

The 19-year-old, who plays as a striker, will link up with the under-21 side from July 1.

Watmore was a regular for the Conference North side last season, scoring 14 goals in 29 league starts.

The youngster, from Cheadle Hulme in Cheshire, also helped Altrincham into the first round of the FA Cup with Budweiser, where they were beaten by Burton Albion.

Academy manager Ged McNamee said: “We are pleased to welcome Duncan to the club and wish him the best of luck.”