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Connor Wickham | Forward | #21

Team: Crystal Palace
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/31/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 198

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Alan Pardew gave his latest team news update ahead of the club's weekend match with Leicester City and ruled Connor Wickham out until next month.
The club won't find it easy to break its 12-match Premier League winless streak this weekend against the league leaders without its most in-form player. Wickham scored two goals in consecutive games before leaving with a thigh injury that kept him out of the club's loss to Liverpool and FA Cup win against Reading. In his absence, Emmanuel Adebayor has started while Frazier Campbell picked up a late goal as a second-half substitute to seal the win against Reading. Pardew also revealed that Mile Jedinak will face a fitness test due to a back problem. Mar 17 - 2:47 PM


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Jason Puncheon will return to the Palace squad who face Reading in the FA Cup on Friday. However, Connor Wickham (thigh) and Marouane Chamakh (groin) will both miss out.

Puncheon has spent the last five weeks nursing a hamstring problem but following his return to full training this week Alan Pardew confirmed the winger is back in contention: "He hasn't missed a lot of football. He has done a lot of work on the training ground, because the type of injury he had kept his fitness pretty good." The Eagles boss also revealed Chamakh picked up an adductor injury playing the U21s on Monday while fellow centre-forward Connor Wickham is struggling to shake off the thigh injury he sustained when scoring twice at the Stadium of Light 10 days ago.
Mar 10 - 9:02 AM

Crystal Palace's Connor Wickham is a minor doubt to face Liverpool after picking up a knock against former club Sunderland in Tuesday's midweek match.

The forward is in his best form in a Palace jersey after scoring two goals in each of the last two matches against West Brom and Sunderland to account for four of his five Premier League goals this season. Said manager Alan Pardew about Wickham's chances to line up against Liverpool: "Connor has done terrifically [lately], unfortunately he's got a knock and he's going to have to have a scan today. He picked it up in the game [at Sunderland]. We weren't sure if it was just a little bang or if it might be a bit more serious than that, so we're going to have to check him out today, so he's probably touch and go for Sunday."
Mar 6 - 7:26 AM

Crystal Palace came within minutes of securing its first win in 11 Premier League matches before Fabio Borini's late goal secured a 2-2 draw against Sunderland.

Connor Wickham was at it again, showing why Palace splurged on the forward in the summer, as the former Sunderland man scored two goals for the second consecutive match. The Eagles found themselves off to a dubious start after going into the half down 1-0. But Wickham, who started up top instead of Emmanuel Adebayor, took over at the hour mark after connecting with Yannick Bolasie, who made his first start since returning from a hip injury. Just six minutes later, Wickham gave the visitors the lead without his second against his former side. But with just stoppage time remaining, Palace conceded an equalizer to extend its winless streak in the league to 11.
Source: NBC Sports
Mar 1 - 5:06 PM

Connor Wickham scored twice as Crystal Palace tried valiantly to overcome a three goal deficit at the Hawthorns but fell just short.

The Eagles will feel aggrieved to lose after two Connor Wickham goals - the first gifted by Jonas Olsson and the other an exceptional effort - and two strong penalty claims almost saw them come all the way back from 3-0 down after 32 minutes. Wickham took advantage of Jonas Olsson's failure to head a ball back to Ben Foster and split the two players, flicked around Foster and slotted home from a tight angle just after halftime. The second goal was of higher quality and the two goals represent Wickham's only two goals from open play so far this season. Palace also had significant penalty claims from Scott Dann on a corner kick and Yannick Bolasie. The referee awarded neither and Tony Pulis got one over on his former club who haven't won in their past ten Premier League matches.
Feb 27 - 2:49 PM

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

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