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Connor Wickham

21-Year-Old Forward     Sunderland  Premier


Birthdate:  March 31, 1993    Birthplace:  Hereford, England    Nationality:  England    Height:  6' 3"    Weight:  161 lbs    

February 10, 2015    Connor Wickham News

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Wickham is in the starting XI for Sunderland's Premier League match against Swansea City on Tuesday.

Jermain Defoe will start as the lone striker up front, but Wickham has shown he can produce from the win, making him an interesting play in daily games gives Swansea's struggles at points this season.

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Connor Wickham: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

February 5, 2015

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Manager Gus Poyet said Thursday that Wickham is rated as 50/50 to play Saturday against Swansea City.

Wickham picked up the injury during warmups of Tuesday's FA Cup match against Fulham, and while Poyet noted that one of Wickham or Jack Rodwell (knock) could play Saturday, he did not specify which he thought was closer. If Wickham sits, Steven Fletcher could be inserted back in the starting lineup to play behind or alongside Jermain Defoe.

February 3, 2015

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Wickham picked up a knock during warmups of Tuesday's FA Cup match against Fulham, manager Gus Poyet said after the game.

The severity of the issue wasn't disclosed, but Wickham should be considered an injury doubt for Saturday's match against Swansea City.

January 31, 2015

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Wickham led Sunderland with three shots and picked up a goal in the 2-0 win over Burnley Saturday.

Wickham had a nice game grabbing a goal and leading the team in shots, but did have six turnovers on the match as well. Wickham shows signs of stardom, but is too inconsistent to trust on a regular basis for fantasy purposes. Wickham has only three goals on 55 shots this season, but could very well lead Sunderland in goals if he continues to start and get off shots at a consistent basis. Look for Wickham to start yet again next Saturday when the Black Cats travel to Swansea.

December 28, 2014

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Wickham had a very active game Sunday, getting off seven shots against Aston Villa in a scoreless draw.

Unfortunately for Wickham, he was never really close to finding the back of the net with only two of his shots on goal, but the activity is a promising sign going forward. Wickham has had over 20 shots combined in his past four games, but has only scored once. If he can find some consistency with his strikes he could become one of the most dangerous strikers in the English Premier League. He'll look to continue firing against Man City next Thursday.

December 13, 2014

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Wickham led Sunderland with five shots in the 1-1 draw with West Ham Saturday.

Wickham is Sunderland's best offensive player and he showed that with his five-shot performance. It's surprising he only has two goals on the season, but he should turn that around and will likely be Sunderland's leading scorer by the end of the year. Sunderland fans will need Wickham to show up next weekend against derby rivals Newcastle in what's always a heated matchup.

December 3, 2014

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Wickham opened up the scoring Wednesday with a nice finish in the 4-1 loss to Manchester City.

The goal appeared to be a good omen for Sunderland taking an early lead on Man City, but the flood gates just opened up after that and Sunderland allowed an unanswered four goals. Wickham has looked good recently and should continue his good form against a poor defense in Liverpool this weekend.

November 29, 2014

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Wickham was Sunderland's most dangerous weapon Saturday, getting off five shots in the scoreless draw to Chelsea.

Wickham has looked like Sunderland's best player all season long even though he only has one goal on the year. It just seems as a matter of time before he gets going in the stat sheet, so he may be a good buy in fantasy before his breakout occurs. Sunderland have another tough matchup next weekend hosting Manchester City.