Wickham returns to Sunderland
Sunderland striker Connor Wickham has returned from his loan
spell at Championship side Sheffield Wednesday, the Black Cats have
The 19-year-old joined the Owls on a temporary basis on February
8 and scored one goal – a 70th-minute winner at Leicester on
Saturday – in his six appearances.
However, with Martin O’Neill’s men hovering precariously above
the Premier League relegation zone ahead of Norwich’s visit to the
Stadium of Light on Sunday, Sunderland have declined to extend
Wickham’s stay in South Yorkshire.
A Sunderland club statement said: “Striker Connor Wickham has
returned from his loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday.
“The England Under-21 international joined the Yorkshire club in
early February and scored one goal in four starts plus a further
two substitute appearances.
“Wickham, who has scored once in nine games for Sunderland this
season, is available for Sunday’s home game against Norwich.”