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Connor Wickham | Forward | #10

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

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Much like it has all season long, Crystal Palace will be without Connor Wickham for the next two league matches; however, this time it is for a reason other than a niggling injury.
The forward has been handed a three-match retroactive ban for violent conduct after the FA reviewed an incident regarding Jan Vertonghen in Week 22 in which Wickham elbowed the Spurs defender in the head. The post-match report said the referee did not see the incident, leading the FA to conduct its own review prior to charging and suspending the player. Wickham served the first of the three-game ban against Stoke City in the FA Cup on Saturday and will miss the club's two Premier League matches this week against Bournemouth and Swansea City. Jan 30 - 6:46 PM

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The decimated Crystal Palace is slowing returning to full health as Connor Wickham has been passed fit to face Aston Villa on Tuesday.

The forward was supposed to miss most of January after suffering a calf injury on Boxing Day. But assistant coach Keith Millen said Wickham has made a quick recovery more than two weeks ahead of schedule: "He'll be in the squad," Millen added. "He's going to train today and we'll assess [him]. Medically he's fine, he's over his injury which is great news, [but] he's obviously not had enough training days or match time yet." But the same can't be said for Dwight Gayle as the forward returns from a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury. Frazier Campbell is the likely starter up top while Bakary Sako could also return to the starting XI.
Jan 11 - 12:41 PM

The Crystal Palace attack received a major boost today after Alan Pardew revealed he expects Bakary Sako, Dwight Gayle and Connor Wickham to all be fit to face Aston Villa in Week 21.

Said Pardew: "Gayle and Wickham should be available for Villa. Sako will be fit for Saturday. So that's great news for us." The manager expressed a desire to sign a forward in the January transfer window following a slew of injuries and the departure of forward Patrick Bamford after failing to score a goal in the last three games with Marouane Chamakh and Frazier Campbell leading the charge. But Wickham is due to return earlier than expected from a calf injury while Bakary Sako made the squad last weekend. However, Yannick Bolasie will remain sidelined for much of the month.
Jan 7 - 10:39 AM

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew confirmed a massive blow to the club's attack after revealing forward Connor Wickham and Yannick Bolasie are set to miss a month with injuries.

Wickham sustained another calf injury against Stoke City in Week 17 after scoring his first league goal for the club and missed the club's match against Bournemouth, as did Bolasie after suffering a hip injury. Palace is getting quite used to life without Wickham as the forward has missed 12 Premier League matches this season. Bolasie, meanwhile, missed his first game due to injury this season Saturday and the four-week estimate is optimistic according to most reports. Without the duo on Boxing Day, Pardew opted to start Frazier Campbell and Jordon Mutch, but hinted he could rotate the squad.
Source: BBC Sport
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 02:02:00 AM

Crystal Palace will likely be without starting forward Connor Wickham for the club's Boxing Day meeting with Bournemouth after picking up a hamstring injury.

The oft-injured forward left the club's 2-1 win against Stoke City last weekend with the injury after scoring his first Premier League goal for Palace. The news comes at a bad time for the Crystal Palace attack as manager Alan Pardew confirmed that Bakary Sako and Dwight Gayle will each miss the weekend and likely more due to injury in with three league fixtures coming up in the upcoming week. Yannick Bolasie and Yohan Cabaye are also doubts for the weekend. If Wickham and Bolasie are unavailable in attack, Lee Chung-yong, Marouane Chamakh, Frazier Campbell and Patrick Bamford are all waiting in the wings.
Thu, Dec 24, 2015 03:17:00 PM

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew didn't sound optimistic concerning the latest Connor Wickham injury after picking up a hamstring problem in the club's win against Stoke City.

The forward left the match in the 64th minute, after scoring his first Premier League goal for Crystal Palace since joining in the summer. But now Wickham could be set for another spell on the sidelines after missing nearly two months this season with multiple injuries. Meanwhile, Crystal Palace is still waiting on the availability of midfield star Yohan Cabaye. The club's leading goalscorer missed the 2-1 win on Saturday due to a heel injury and his status is also unconfirmed for the upcoming week.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 02:41:00 PM

Crystal Palace will likely be without two forwards for its trip to Liverpool as Connor Wickham and Marouane Chamakh recover from their respective injuries.

Manager Alan Pardew said Wickham is participating in full training, but has not quite reached full strength as he works back from a calf injury. Chamakh, meanwhile, has yet to feature in a senior match this season due to a reoccurring hamstring injury. Dwight Gayle is set to continue as the club's lone starting striker in Week 12.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 09:19:00 AM

Connor Wickham has given the Palace frontline a boost by declaring himself fit from a calf injury for their Week 12 match against Liverpool.

Said Wickham: "I am back playing now because I am fit...I am not as sharp and as fit as I will be in a few weeks but it is all a work in progress and I am just happy to be fit." The forward played 60 minutes for the U21 side on Tuesday and could make his first appearance since Week 2 after sustaining a rib injury that was shortly followed by a calf problem.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 07:57:00 AM

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has ruled Connor Wickham out for the weekend as the forward continues to recover from a calf injury.

Wickham was brought in to fill a void at the top of Palace's favored 4-2-3-1 formation, but the 22-year-old has struggled to stay fit following successive rib and calf injuries. The forward has not played since Week 2 and will now target Week 12 for his return to action.
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 09:57:00 AM

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew confirmed the weekend match against Leicester City will come too soon for forward Connor Wickham in his return from a calf injury.

The former Sunderland man has been injured since Week 3, but has returned to training in his recovery. Said Pardew: "He's back running, so we don't think he's too far away [from a return]. We're taking a bit of extra care because he had a breakdown in between there on his calf injury." The manager said he hoped Wickham would be able to return to match action within the next few weeks.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 06:24:00 AM

Crystal Palace could be boosted by the return of Connor Wickham in Week 10 against Leicester City after manager Alan Pardew confirmed the forward has a chance to make his return to match action this weekend.

The 22-year-old has not played since Week 2 against Arsenal after initially suffering a rib injury that was shortly followed by a calf injury. However, even upon his return, Wickham faces a tough task of getting back into the starting lineup with Bakary Sako fighting for a starting spot along with Patrick Bamford and Frazier Campbell. Wickham's only hope relies on who Pardew selects to fill the void up top left by Dwight Gayle's red card.
Mon, Oct 19, 2015 06:24:00 AM

Alan Pardew has ruled out forward Connor Wickham for the weekend.

The manager confirmed Wickham has returned to training after missing the past six matches with separate injuries (ribs and calf), but Pardew said this week will come too soon. Upon his return, it will be interesting to see where Wickham fits with a similar forward in Bakary Sako already seeing less playing time due to the form of Wilfried Zaha and Dwight Gayle in recent weeks.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 11:40:00 AM

Alan Pardew expects striker Connor Wickham to recover from injury in time for next Sundays’ derby against Tottenham at White Hart Lane.

Wickham missed the top of the table clash v Man City and despite having a number of attacking options available Bolasie played up top in an unfamiliar role. In truth Palace never really threatened to end City's 100 per cent record while Pardew admitted "we did lack a bit of physicality, it would be nice to have Connor back." Fraizer Campbell made an unexpected return to the bench but is short of match fitness while Dwight Gayle would’ve hoping for more although the 24 year-old has been nothing more than a bit part player this term. Probably the biggest surprise was the omission of Patrick Bamford from the match-day squad. The Chelsea loanee appears to be way down the pecking order even without the now departed Glenn Murray and may slip even further behind once Marouane Chamakh recovers from an adductor strain.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 07:06:00 AM

Connor Wickham is expected to miss out again this weekend as the Eagles striker continues his recovery from a rib injury.

Recent signing Wickham enjoyed his first PL start for Crystal Palace during the home defeat to Arsenal but the £9m man missed game week three after taking a knee to the ribs at Selhurst Park "He tried to train on Wednesday but he just couldn’t take the pain. So we think he will probably miss Chelsea then he will be ok," confirmed Alan Pardew. Glenn Murray was handed his chance against Villa but the 31 year-old was hauled off half-time along with Wilfried Zaha after the pair were embroiled in a heated exchange during the moments leading up-to the interval. Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford will also miss the trip to Stamford Bridge under the terms of his agreement.
Source: London24
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 10:06:00 AM

McCarthy; Ward, Dann Delaney, Souare; Zaha, McArthur, Cabaye, Puncheon, Bolasie; Wickham

Connor Wickham replaces Glenn Murray as Palace look to beat Arsenal in their home opener at Selhurst Park.
Source: Twitter
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 08:10:00 AM