NEIL WARNOCK is hoping to get the green light to sign Duncan Watmore after being impressed with the former Sunderland winger during a trial at Rockliffe Park.

Watmore, who is a free agent after his Sunderland contract expired earlier this summer, has spent the last two weeks training with Boro’s first-team squad.

He is set to return to Rockliffe on Monday morning, with Warnock due to discuss his position with Boro chairman Steve Gibson.

Warnock said: “I’m not really aware of what’s going to happen, but he’s (Watmore) done ever so well. I’m pleased for him.

“I’m not sure what we can do regarding signings, but he wanted to get fit and it’s been a good opportunity for him. He’s done really well, and it’s still ongoing.

“I don't know whether we can make a signing, but I would like him (if we could get him).”