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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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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. Aug 25 - 10:06 AM
Source: London24

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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…
Source: London24.com
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.
Source: espnfc.com
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

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