Wickham returns to Wearside

Sunderland have recalled striker Connor Wickham from his loan spell at Leeds as Gus Poyet searches for firepower.

Last Updated: 24/03/14 at 11:06 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Tim Sherwood hopeful Ron Vlaar will stay at Aston Villa

Post comment

Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood has revealed in-demand defender Ron Vlaar has told him he wants to stay at the club.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger hints at changes over the summer

Post comment

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes squad size is crucial ahead of a potentially busy summer of transfer activity.

All Articles

Connor Wickham: Recalled by Sunderland

Connor Wickham: Recalled by Sunderland

Struggling Sunderland have recalled striker Connor Wickham from his loan spell at Leeds as head coach Gus Poyet searches desperately for firepower.

The 20-year-old completed a temporary move to Elland Road last month, but the Black Cats have confirmed he is heading back to Wearside and available for Wednesday night's tough Barclays Premier League trip to Liverpool.

His return comes with loan signing Fabio Borini ineligible to play against his parent club, Steven Fletcher awaiting news of his ankle injury and summer signing Jozy Altidore out of form.

A club spokesman said: "Striker Connor Wickham is to return to Sunderland after being recalled from his loan spell with Championship side Leeds United.

"The 20-year-old will be available for the Black Cats' trip to Anfield on Wednesday evening, with on-loan Liverpool striker Fabio Borini unable to face his parent club due to league rules."

Wickham, who joined Sunderland from Ipswich for an initial £8.1million in June 2011, has found himself a peripheral figure for much of his time to date at the Stadium of Light.

However, he scored eight goals in 11 appearances for Sky Bet Championship Sheffield Wednesday on loan during the first half of the campaign, although he has not registered in five games for Leeds.


New Sky Bet customers: Free matched bet up to £30


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Carlton Cole doesn't know if he will stay at West Ham next season

West Ham striker Carlton Cole revealed he still does not know where his future lies beyond this season.

Louis van Gaal believes David De Gea will stay at Manchester United

Louis van Gaal believes David De Gea will stay at Manchester United despite speculation linking him with Real Madrid.

Roy Hodgson wants Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard on England coaching staff

Roy Hodgson wants Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard on the England coaching team when they retire from playing.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company