Connor Wickham

Position: Striker
Team: Sunderland
Born: March 31, 1993 (age 21)
Hometown: Hereford, England
Height: 6'3"
Nationality: English
Steven Fletcher of Sunderland celebrates scoring the second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Stoke City at Stadium of Light on October 4, 2014
Connor Wickham: 'We need to keep creating for Steven Fletcher'
Sunderland striker Connor Wickham believes that he and his teammates need to keep feeding Steven Fletcher chances despite his rare misses against Leicester City.
02:29
Lee Cattermole of Sunderland scores the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland at The Hawthorns on August 16, 2014
Team News: Lee Cattermole returns for Sunderland
Lee Cattermole returns for Sunderland as the Black Cats' only change ahead of facing Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.
Nov 22, 14:40
Wes Brown of Sunderland tackles Jamie Vardy of Leicester City during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Sunderland at The King Power Stadium on November 22, 2014
Live Commentary: Leicester City 0-0 Sunderland - as it happened
Sports Mole's live text commentary of the Premier League match between Leicester City and Sunderland at the King Power Stadium.
Nov 22, 14:00
Danny Graham of Sunderland looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland at The Hawthorns on February 23, 2013
Wolverhampton Wanderers sign striker Danny Graham on loan
Wolverhampton Wanderers confirm that they have signed Sunderland striker Danny Graham on loan until December 31.
Nov 14, 13:14
Everton defender Seamus Coleman in action against West Brom on August 24, 2013
Seamus Coleman: 'Connor Wickham should have been sent off'
Everton defender Seamus Coleman believes that Sunderland could have had Connor Wickham and Jordi Gomez sent off in their Premier League clash.
Nov 11, 05:30
Leighton Baines of Everton (3) celebrates with Ross Barkley as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Sunderland on November 9, 2014
Roberto Martinez left fuming over Connor Wickham decision
Everton boss Roberto Martinez slams referee Lee Mason for not sending Connor Wickham off in the 1-1 draw away to Sunderland
Nov 9, 17:15
Leighton Baines of Everton (3) celebrates with Ross Barkley as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match against Sunderland on November 9, 2014
Match Analysis: Sunderland 1-1 Everton
Sports Mole casts a close eye over the 1-1 draw between Sunderland and Everton at the Stadium of Light.
Nov 9, 15:54
Phil Jagielka of Everton makes a spectacular clearance from Steven Fletcher of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match on November 9, 2014
Result: Leighton Baines rescues hard-fought point for Everton
Leighton Baines fires a 76th-minute penalty to earn Everton a 1-1 draw at Sunderland.
Nov 9, 15:31
Sunderlands Uruguayan manager Gus Poyet reacts during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Arsenal at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, northeast England, on October 25, 2014
Half-Time Report: Sunderland, Everton goalless at the break
Sunderland and Everton play out a goalless first half at the Stadium of Light.
Nov 9, 14:28
Sunderland's English striker Connor Wickham celebrates scoring the opening goal as Stoke City's Bosnian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic (R) reacts during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Stoke City at The Stadium of Light in Sunde
Gus Poyet: 'Connor Wickham needs to make his decision'
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet believes that striker Connor Wickham needs to make the decision over his future at the club himself as his contract ends in the summer.
Nov 8, 05:52
Despair for goalkeeper Vito Mannone and the Sunderland defence as Sadio Mane of Southampton scores the eight goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Sunderland at St Mary's Stadium on October 18, 2014
Team News: Costel Pantilimon starts for Sunderland
Costel Pantilimon starts in goal for Sunderland in their Premier League clash against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Nov 3, 19:13
Gustavo Poyet the Sunderland manager looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and West Ham United at the Stadium of Light on March 31, 2014
Preview: Crystal Palace vs. Sunderland
Sports Mole previews the match between Crystal Palace and Sunderland at Selhurst Park.
Oct 31, 17:06
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie fires home the equaliser against Chelsea at Old Trafford on October 26, 2014
Premier League weekend: Five talking points
Following the conclusion of the ninth round of Premier League matches, Sports Mole selects five of the biggest talking points.
Oct 28, 13:00
Patrick Van Aanholt of Sunderland during the Premier League football match between Sundeland and Stoke City at Stadium of Light on October 4, 2014
Team News: Two changes for Sunderland, Theo Walcott on Arsenal bench
Sunderland make two changes to their lineup for this afternoon's Premier League clash with Arsenal, while Theo Walcott is on the bench for the Gunners.
Oct 25, 14:12
Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal outpaces Wes Brown of Sunderland to score the opening goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Arsenal at the Stadium of Light on October 25, 2014
Live Commentary: Sunderland 0-2 Arsenal - as it happened
Sports Mole's live text commentary of the Premier League match between Sunderland and Arsenal at the Stadium of Light.
Oct 25, 14:00
Ronald Koeman, manager of Southampton looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Southampton at Anfield on August 17, 2014
Preview: Southampton vs. Sunderland
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between hosting Southampton and Sunderland, who have not lost in their last eight matches against the Saints.
Oct 16, 20:50
Adam Johnson of Sunderland celebrates scoring the opening goal with team-mate Jozy Altidore during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur at Stadium of Light on December 07, 2013
Jozy Altidore threatens January exit
Jozy Altidore says that he will consider leaving Sunderland in January if manager Gus Poyet does not grant him more first-team chances.
Oct 8, 23:33
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew gives instructions during his side's friendly with Real Sociedad on August 10, 2014
Premier League weekend: Five talking points
With another Premier League weekend having ended, Sports Mole selects five of the biggest talking points from the 10 matches.
Oct 6, 12:58
Steven Fletcher of Sunderland celebrates scoring the second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Stoke City at Stadium of Light on October 4, 2014
Vito Mannone hails Sunderland patience
Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone lauds the perseverance of his teammates after they ended a six-game winless streak by beating Stoke on Saturday.
Oct 5, 02:11
Mark Hughes, manager of Stoke City looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City at Loftus Road on September 20, 2014
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes: 'Sunderland were the better of two poor teams'
Stoke City manager Mark Hughes admits that his side were deservedly beaten by Sunderland in the Premier League on Saturday as they fell to a 3-1 away defeat.
Oct 4, 18:42
Sunderland's English striker Connor Wickham celebrates scoring the opening goal as Stoke City's Bosnian goalkeeper Asmir Begovic (R) reacts during the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Stoke City at The Stadium of Light in Sunde
Player Ratings: Sunderland 3-1 Stoke City
Sports Mole rates the performances of all of the players involved in Sunderland's 3-1 victory over Stoke City at the Stadium of Light.
Oct 4, 18:17
Steven Fletcher of Sunderland celebrates scoring the second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Stoke City at Stadium of Light on October 4, 2014
Gus Poyet praises "outstanding" forwards after Sunderland win over Stoke City
Gus Poyet praises the "outstanding" finishing of Sunderland's strikers as Steven Fletcher and Connor Wickham score their first goals of the season in the win over Stoke.
Oct 4, 17:38
Steven Fletcher of Sunderland celebrates scoring the second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Stoke City at Stadium of Light on October 4, 2014
Match Analysis: Sunderland 3-1 Stoke City
Sports Mole brings you analysis of Sunderland's comfortable 3-1 victory over travelling Stoke City at the Stadium of Light in the Premier League.
Oct 4, 17:32
Sunderland's Steven Fletcher during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Stoke City at Stadium of Light on January 29, 2014
Result: Steven Fletcher fires Sunderland to first win of the season
Steven Fletcher scores twice as Sunderland get their first win of the season with a 3-1 victory over Stoke City.
Oct 4, 16:56
Steven Fletcher of Sunderland celebrates scoring the second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Stoke City at Stadium of Light on October 4, 2014
Half-Time Report: Sunderland in front at the break
Sunderland take a 2-1 lead in at half time against Stoke City in the Premier League.
Oct 4, 15:50
Sunderland's Steven Fletcher during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Stoke City at Stadium of Light on January 29, 2014
Team News: Steven Fletcher starts for Sunderland
Steven Fletcher starts for Sunderland as they host Stoke City in the Premier League.
Oct 4, 14:27
Charlie Austin of QPR celebrates scoring their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Southampton and Queens Park Rangers at St Mary's Stadium on September 27, 2014
Premier League weekend: Five talking points
Sports Mole picks out five of the biggest talking points to have arisen from the sixth round of Premier League encounters.
Sep 30, 13:00
Nathan Dyer of Swansea City is tackled by Billy Jones of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Swansea City at Stadium of Light on September 27, 2014
Player Ratings: Sunderland 0-0 Swansea City
Sports Mole rates each player that took part in this afternoon's goalless Premier League draw between Sunderland and Swansea City.
Sep 27, 18:20
 Billy Jones of Sunderland and Lukasz Fabianski of Swansea City battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Swansea City at Stadium of Light on September 27, 2014
Match Analysis: Sunderland 0-0 Swansea City
Sports Mole analyses this afternoon's goalless Premier League draw between Sunderland and Swansea City at the Stadium of Light.
Sep 27, 17:50
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Result: Stalemate between Sunderland and Swansea City
Sunderland and ten-man Swansea City play out a goalless draw despite some good football from both sides.
Sep 27, 16:59
Jordan Rhodes of Blackburn Rovers celebrates his goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Burnley at Ewood Park on March 9, 2014
Don Hutchison: Jordan Rhodes "exactly what Sunderland need"
Jordan Rhodes is the ideal striker to bolster Sunderland's goalscoring options, according to Don Hutchison.
Sep 23, 15:28
Burnley boss Sean Dyche, photographed on August 24, 2013
Team News: Marvin Sordell replaces Danny Ings for Burnley
Marvin Sordell replaces the injured Danny Ings to lead the line for Burnley in their Premier League clash against Sunderland this afternoon.
Sep 20, 14:25
Sunderland's Connor Wickham celebrates after scoring his team's first goal against Cardiff during the Premier League match on April 27, 2014
Report: Sunderland hopeful of Connor Wickham deal
A report claims that Sunderland are confident that Connor Wickham will sign a new deal with the Black Cats.
Sep 16, 14:37
Sunderland's Connor Wickham celebrates after scoring his team's first goal against Cardiff during the Premier League match on April 27, 2014
Connor Wickham close to new Sunderland deal?
A report claims that Sunderland striker Connor Wickham is close to signing a new contract with the Premier League club.
Sep 14, 16:33
Ricardo Alvarez of FC Inter celebrates scoring the first goal during the Serie A match against Atalanta BC on October 29, 2013
Team News: Ricky Alvarez to make Sunderland bow
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet hands a debut to new signing Ricky Alvarez for the visit of Tottenham Hotspur.
Sep 13, 14:24
Mauricio Pochettino the Spurs manager directs his players during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at Boleyn Ground on August 16, 2014
Preview: Sunderland vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Sports Mole previews the Premier League clash between Sunderland and Spurs at the Stadium of Light as the Black Cats go in search of a first win of the season.
Sep 11, 17:52
Jack Rodwell of Sunderland celebrates scoring his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United on August 24, 2014
Video: How did Sunderland fare in this summer's transfer window?
The Sports Mole Sofa takes a closer look at Sunderland's transfer business in this summer's window.
Sep 5, 15:00
Jordan Mutch of QPR heads the ball under pressure from Jack Rodwell of Sunderland during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland at Loftus Road on August 30, 2014
Player Ratings: Queens Park Rangers 1-0 Sunderland
Sports Mole rates all the players from the Premier League clash between Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland at Loftus Road, which the Hoops won 1-0.
Aug 30, 18:28
Charlie Austin of Queens Park Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal for Queens Park Rangers during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland at Loftus Road on August 30, 2014
Match Analysis: Queens Park Rangers 1-0 Sunderland
Sports Mole analyses QPR's 1-0 win over Sunderland in their Premier League clash at Loftus Road on Saturday.
Aug 30, 17:31
Charlie Austin of Queens Park Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal for Queens Park Rangers during the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and Sunderland at Loftus Road on August 30, 2014
Result: Charlie Austin strikes gives Queens Park Rangers first win of season
Queens Park Rangers have their first win of the Premier League season following a single goal from Charlie Austin in their 1-0 win over Sunderland at Loftus Road.
Aug 30, 17:01
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