Two goals from Jack Clarke – including one from the penalty spot – and one from Dan Ballard helped Tony Mowbray’s side win against the bottom-placed Owls as the Black Cats got back on track after defeat briefly in the match. of Cardiff City in their last home match.
Victory at Hillsborough means Sunderland have now won five of their last seven games, moving them up to fourth in the Championship table, while Watford go into this game in fifth place after losing 2- 3 at home last weekend against Middlesbrough.
The Black Cats still have a number of players out and suffered another injury this week although Mowbray did not reveal the player’s name.
They also have some players like Aji Alese and Eliezer Mayenda who have almost completely recovered after a long absence. But captain Corry Evans and fellow midfielder Jay Matete will be out for a long time and it will be some time before they return to action. the situation of the players currently in the treatment room of the Academy of Light.
Costa Rican winger Bennette missed Sunderland’s win over Blackburn Rovers due to illness.
Last weekend, Mowbray said the player had not yet returned to training and therefore would not play against Cardiff City.
Bennette was left out of the squad at Sheffield Wednesday on Friday, but he played for the Under-21s in their win over Aston Villa the same evening and could be included on the bench against Watford .
Ekwah came off the field for the first 15 minutes of Sunderland’s win over QPR, with Mowbray explaining that the midfielder had lost his leg in the previous week and suffered a further injury at Loftus Road.
Ekwah missed matches at Blackburn Rovers, Cardiff City and Sheffield Wednesday. Ekwah is not expected to play against Watford or Middlesbrough this week, with Mowbray instead saying he will likely return to action after the international break.
Dack has missed Sunderland’s last four matches – against QPR, Blackburn, Cardiff and Sheffield Wednesday – with a hamstring strain.
This week, Mowbray said Dack will not be fit for the games against Watford or Middlesbrough but is likely to return after the international break.