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Connor Wickham | Forward

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

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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. Nov 6 - 9:19 AM

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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.
Nov 4 - 7:57 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
Oct 29 - 9:57 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.
Oct 23 - 6:24 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.

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.

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.
Sep 14 - 7:06 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
Aug 25 - 10:06 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
Aug 16 - 8:10 AM

Crystal Palace new signing Connor Wickham made his debut just hours after putting pen to paper, but his strike partner limped off casting doubt over his selection for the weekend…

Alan Pardew gave a hint to the formation he is looking to play this season with the latest friendly at Dagenham. Palace started with two up front again in a traditional 4-4-2, not the more fluid 4-5-1 that brought success last season. Pardew could be experimenting of course, giving new signing Connor Wickham his debut in the central striking role alongside Frazier Campbell. It is thought Campbell has slipped behind Wickham, Patrick Bamford, Glenn Murray and (perhaps Fulham-bound) Dwight Gayle in the pecking order. So being forced off injured after barely ten minutes will do him no favors at all. Expect Pardew to play two strikers against teams Palace are expected to dominate, but revert to the counter attacking 4-5-1 against the better teams, particularly away from home…
Aug 4 - 4:59 AM

Crystal Palace have confirmed the signing of Sunderland forward Connor Wickham for a fee in the region of £7 million…

Crystal Palace have added their fourth signing of the summer, agreeing a £7m fee for Sunderland forward Connor Wickham. The fee, which could rise to £9m with add-ons, looks better business for Sunderland than Palace based on Wickham’s goal return in his four seasons there. Just 15 strikes in 91 matches led to Wickham being mainly used as a left-sided attacker, rather than the central role he is expected to fill at Palace. His arrival looks to have pushed Dwight Gayle down the pecking order, who now looks set for a season-long loan move to Fulham. Wickham will partner, or compete with Chelsea starlet Patrick Bamford in the Palace attack.
Aug 3 - 10:52 AM

Sunderland striker Connor Wickham is set to join Crystal Palace in an £8 million deal…

It is not often that a transfer seems to suit all parties, but this one does. Crystal Palace need a striker and Alan Pardew favors one with a physical presence. Sunderland are keen to offload Connor Wickham, who has only performed intermittently since his transfer from Ipswich – scoring just 15 goals in 91 matches. Wickham himself is desperate to kick start his career as a center-forward having spent much of his time last season as a left winger. Sunderland meanwhile look set to get the fee they paid four years ago. Everybody happy. For it to blossom into a real success story, Wickham will link up with Chelsea loanee Patrick Bamford and lead Palace to a top ten finish. And Black Cats boss Dick Advocaat will reinvest the money in the striker he craves to lead Sunderland into the top 16. Oh, go on then, top 14.
Jul 31 - 4:37 AM

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

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