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Connor Wickham | Forward

Team: Sunderland
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/31/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 161

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Connor Wickham scored in the first minute but Sunderland were dominated for the rest of the match and dropped into the relegation zone after having to settle for a 1-1 draw.
Their lone goal was more luck than it was skill or even endeavor and it showed for the final 89 minutes as Sunderland fell into the relegation zone with a 1-1 draw at the Britannia. Wickham's goal was the direct result of an Asmir Begovic error and after that there weren't many chances for Dick Advocaat's men. Jermain Defoe had a credible chance but within two minutes of him missing out, Charlie Adam scored another stunner for the final 1-1 scoreline. Stoke City had most of the chances to find a winner but neither side could manage it in a match that was tense because of the implications for Sunderland. Apr 25 - 12:36 PM
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Black Cats boss Gus Poyet will assess a number of players ahead of Saturdays’ trip to the Liberty Stadium with Adam Johnson, Will Buckley, Billy Jones, Jack Rodwell and Emanuele Giaccherini all rated as 50-50 to face Swansea.

Johnson underwent minor thumb surgery this week and his wound will be checked ahead of the game while Buckley and Jones did not travel to Craven Cottage for the midweek fourth round FA Cup replay against Fulham. Jack Rodwell [calf] is expected to be fine but Poyet will not involve all of his struggling quintet with a quick turnaround for GW25 – Sunderland face Queens Park Rangers at the Stadium of Light three days later. Lee Cattermole [knee] has been ruled out – expected to be around two weeks – while Connor Wickham is awaiting the results of his scan after injuring his calf during the warm-up on Tuesday.
Source: Daily Mail
Feb 5 - 5:14 PM

Connor Wickham returns from suspension in week 18 and will be available to face Aston Villa.

Wickham was suspended for accumulating five yellow cards. He has had a quiet fantasy season and has only averaged five fantasy points per match. Away at Villa, he is not a great fantasy option.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 06:14:00 PM

Sunderland striker Connor Wickham has signed a new four-and-a-half-year deal.

Wickham was in the final season of the four-year contract he signed on his arrival from Ipswich for £8.1m in June 2011 and had been linked to moves to West Ham and Newcastle back in the summer, but this deal ends all speculation. The 21-year-old was key to Sunderland's survival last season and has scored three times this campaign, establishing himself as a regular first team player. "I think it was very important to tie down a young English centre forward as there are not many around," said Black Cars boss Gus Poyet. "This shows clearly the way this football club wants to progress."
Source: BBC Sport
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 06:35:00 AM

Connor Wickham scored the lone goal for Sunderland in the 19th minute vs Manchester City Wednesday night.

The goal, which put Sunderland up 1-0 at the time came off a deflected clearance for City defender Pablo Zabaleta. Sunderland were lucky to get on the scoresheet as they were outmatched for pretty much the entire 90 minutes. The goal was Wickham's second of the season and his first since October 4.
Source: NBC Sports
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 05:21:00 PM

Sunderland have rejected a bid for striker Connor Wickham from West Ham, BBC Newcastle understands.

West Ham are believed to have offered £4m for 21-year-old Wickham, who helped Gus Poyet's side avoid Premier League relegation last season. The deal would be to replace the injured Andy Carroll, but Sunderland have rejected the bid, despite the fact Wickham is entering the final year of his deal meaning and could leave for a reduced fee next summer if he fails to sign a contract extension.
Source: BBC Sport
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 03:56:00 AM

Sunderland are prepared to offload Connor Wickham if the Great Escape hero doesn’t pen a new deal at the Stadium of Light, admits Gus Poyet.

Wickham's goals saved Sunderland from relegation last season and he has been in discussions over a new deal all summer, but the club and the player have yet to come to an agreement. The 21-year-old forward is entering the final year of his deal meaning he could leave for a reduced fee next summer if he fails to sign a contract extension, so Poyet has claimed Sunderland will need to cash in now rather than lose millions in 12 months. "For me, Connor’s situation is clear," said Poyet."He needs to sign a new contract or we let him go – we sell him. There is nothing in between."
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 06:06:00 AM

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has signed a new deal that will keep him at the Stadium of Light until 2016.

Poyet was in charge of the great escape after Sunderland looked doomed for relegation back in April, with a late run that included four straight wins against Chelsea, Manchester United, Cardiff and West Brom. He also took the side to the League Cup final, narrowly losing to Manchester City, and got the best out of the squad including rejuvenating forgotten man Connor Wickham. The new deal will provide some stability to the Black Cats after two years of turmoil, with the club hoping to look upwards rather than towards the relegation zone next season.
Source: BBC Sport
Thu, May 29, 2014 04:24:00 AM

Connor Wickham continued his razor sharp form by bagging a brace and Sunderland move out of the relegation zone with a dominant 4-0 win over Cardiff City.

There is no striker in the league as hot as Wickham right now, an incredible circumstance considering the Black Cats began the day at the bottom of the table and Wickham being only a month removed from virtually no playing time. He now has 5 goals in three matches as he and Fabio Borini completely out-muscled and out-hustled the Cardiff defense. Wickham scored the opener with a header off a corner kick, then was denied a clear goal scoring opportunity by Juan Cala which provoked a red card and a penalty converted by Borini just before the break. The route was on in the second half as Emanuele Giaccherini slotted home their third goal and Wickham added his second of the day late on. With a game in hand on the three clubs below them, Sunderland are in good shape to stay up in the top flight, and with their current form, offer plenty of prospects in fantasy for their upcoming double gameweek.
Sun, Apr 27, 2014 09:03:00 AM

Manchester City dropped points in their attempt to close in on their Premier League title-chasing rivals, drawing 2-2 with Sunderland.

Who saw this coming? Rock-bottom Sunderland have been woeful for the past month and looked doomed to another defeat when Fernandinho opened the scoring for Manchester City after just two minutes. However, the Black Cats then put on an excellent showing and their hard work was rewarded with 17 minutes to go, as forgotten man Connor Wickham equalised, before shocking the Etihad by scoring a second goal ten minutes later. The goals looked to have given Sunderland a relegation life-line, but with two minutes left goalkeeper Vito Mannone fumbled Samir Nasri's shot over the line, which earnt City an undeserved draw. A point does neither side much good though, as Gus Poyet's men are set for the drop, while City sit six points behind leaders Liverpool and four behind Chelsea with only one of their games in hand remaining.
Source: BBC Sport
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 05:10:00 PM

Struggling Sunderland have recalled striker Connor Wickham from his loan spell at Leeds as head coach Gus Poyet searches desperately for firepower.

The striker, 20, scored eight times in 11 starts after joining Sheffield Wednesday in November but had not scored in five games for Leeds. Sunderland's main forwards - Steven Fletcher and Jozy Altidore - are injured and out of form respectively, so Gus Poyet may feel Wickham can bring something different. It is worth remembering the Under-21 international was one of the brightest hopes in English football when Sunderland signed him for over £8million in 2011, so there is hope for the young man yet.
Source: Sky Sports
Mon, Mar 24, 2014 09:08:00 AM

Leeds United have signed Sunderland striker Connor Wickham on loan until the end of the season.

Wickham is unlikely to get much football at Sunderland before the end of the season, as he finds himself behind Steven Fletcher, Jozy Altidore and Fabio Borini in the striking order of merit. He had a successful spell at Sheffield Wednesday earlier in the season, scoring eight times in 11 starts before Gus Poyet recalled him, so he'll be hoping to add to that tally at Leeds. It is worth remembering the Under-21 international was one of the brightest hopes in English football when Sunderland signed him for over £8milliom in 2011, so there is hope for the young man yet.
Source: BBC Sport
Thu, Feb 27, 2014 10:38:00 AM

Sunderland have recalled Connor Wickham from his loan spell with Sheffield Wednesday.

The striker, 20, scored eight times in 11 starts after joining Sheffield Wednesday in November. Sunderland's main forwards - Steven Fletcher and Jozy Altidore - have managed just four league goals between them this season, so Gus Poyet may feel Wickham can bring something different. It is worth remembering the Under-21 international was one of the brightest hopes in English football when Sunderland signed him for over £8milliom in 2011, so there is hope for the young man yet.
Source: BBC Sport
Mon, Jan 27, 2014 09:51:00 AM

Connor Wickham is set to leave Sunderland on loan, with Championship leaders Burnley expected to win the race for his signature.

Wickham is unlikely to get much football at Sunderland as he finds himself behind Steven Fletcher, Jozy Altidore and Fabio Borini in the striking order of merit, so a loan move makes sense for both parties. It's hard to believe the 20 year old cost the Black Cats £8million in 2011.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 11:46:00 AM

Sunderland scored four goals in the last 12 minutes to knock Milton Keynes Dons out of the Capital One Cup 4-2.

Connor Wickham came off the bench to inspire the turnaround, grabbing two goals, while Jozy Altidore scored his first for the club. Adam Johnson grabbed a fourth to give the scoreline a deceptively comfortable look, but it was far from it, and Paolo Di Canio will be concerned that his near-full-strength side struggled for long periods against a team from League One.
Source: BBC Sport
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 05:26:00 AM