Connor Wickham

Position: Striker
Team: Sunderland
Born: March 31, 1993 (age 21)
Hometown: Hereford, England
Height: 6'3"
Nationality: English
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.
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
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
Half-Time Report: Charlie Austin gives Queens Park Rangers lead
A late goal from Charlie Austin puts Queens Park Rangers a goal up at half time against Sunderland in their Premier League clash at Loftus Road.
Aug 30, 15:51
QPR manager Harry Redknapp on the touchline during his team's match against Burnley on October 26, 2013
Preview: Queens Park Rangers vs. Sunderland
Sports Mole previews the clash between QPR and Sunderland at Loftus Road, as Harry Redknapp's side seek a first Premier League point against the unbeaten Black Cats.
Aug 28, 18:50
Clayton Donaldson of Birmingham City tangles with Wes Brown of Sunderland during the Capital One Cup second round match between Birmingham City and Sunderland at St Andrews on August 27, 2014
Result: Sunderland leave it late to beat Birmingham City
Sunderland score three late goals to beat Birmingham City 3-0 in the second round of the Capital One Cup.
Aug 27, 21:40
Jack Rodwell of Sunderland celebrates scoring his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United on August 24, 2014
Result: Jack Rodwell header denies Manchester United
Manchester United and Sunderland play out a 1-1 draw at the Stadium of Light to leave Louis van Gaal winless in the Premier League.
Aug 24, 17:52
Manchester United's Spanish midfielder Juan Mata (2nd L) celebrates scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match against Sunderland on August 24, 2014
Half-Time Report: Manchester United undone by Jack Rodwell at the interval
Sunderland and Manchester United are level at 1-1 at the interval after a first Black Cats goal for Jack Rodwell cancels out Juan Mata's earlier strike.
Aug 24, 16:46
Manchester United's Robin van Persie celebrates scoring against Aston Villa on April 22, 2013.
Team News: Robin van Persie returns for Manchester United
Robin van Persie is named in the Manchester United starting lineup for today's clash away at Sunderland having returned from his extended summer break.
Aug 24, 15:08
Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal takes his seat prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford on August 16, 2014
Preview: Sunderland vs. Manchester United
Sports Mole previews the Premier League encounter between Sunderland and Manchester United at the Stadium of Light.
Aug 22, 16:32
West Ham's Sam Allardyce prior to kick-off against West Brom in the Premier League match on April 26, 2014
West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce hunting for defensive cover in market
West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce reveals that the club are in the market for defensive cover.
Aug 21, 10:33
Sunderland forward Jozy Altidore in action against Fulham on August 17, 2013
Gus Poyet: Jozy Altidore "really happy" at Sunderland
American centre-forward Jozy Altidore is "really happy" at Sunderland, according to his manager Gus Poyet.
Aug 20, 14:39
Gustavo Poyet the Sunderland manager celebrates his team's 1-0 victory during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on May 3, 2014
Preview: West Bromwich Albion vs. Sunderland
Sports Mole previews a Premier League opening-day game between two teams who narrowly avoided the drop last term as West Brom host Sunderland at The Hawthorns.
Aug 14, 21:38
Sunderland's Connor Wickham celebrates after scoring his team's first goal against Cardiff during the Premier League match on April 27, 2014
Report: West Ham United end Connor Wickham interest
A report claims that West Ham United have ended their pursuit of Sunderland striker Connor Wickham.
Aug 13, 15:03
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 want £8m for Connor Wickham
Sunderland reportedly ask West Ham United to increase their bid for striker Connor Wickham to £8m.
Aug 11, 19:35
Sunderland's Connor Wickham in action against Fulham on August 17, 2013
Sunderland reject West Ham United's Connor Wickham bid?
A report claims that Sunderland have no interest in allowing Connor Wickham to sign for West Ham United.
Aug 11, 14:09
Sunderland's Connor Wickham celebrates after scoring his team's first goal against Cardiff during the Premier League match on April 27, 2014
West Ham make bid for Sunderland's Connor Wickham?
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is looking for a replacement for injured Andy Carroll with Sunderland's Connor Wickham a reported target.
Aug 11, 10:48
Peter Crouch of Stoke during a Pre Season Friendly between Stoke City and Genoa at Britannia Stadium on August 10, 2013
Report: West Ham United told to pay £3m for Peter Crouch
Stoke City inform West Ham United that they will need to pay £3m to sign Peter Crouch, according to reports.
Aug 7, 02:59
Jamaal Lascelles of Nottingham Forest celebrates scoring Forest's 1st goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Nottingham Forest at Loftus Road on April 12, 2014
Newcastle United closing in on Nottingham Forest pair?
Newcastle United are close to signing Nottingham Forest pair Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow, according to a report.
Aug 4, 11:42
Sunderland's Connor Wickham celebrates after scoring his team's first goal against Manchester City during the Premier League match on April 16, 2014
West Ham United consider Connor Wickham swoop?
Sunderland striker Connor Wickham is reportedly a transfer target of West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce.
Aug 4, 06:11
Sunderland's Connor Wickham celebrates after scoring his team's first goal against Manchester City during the Premier League match on April 16, 2014
Report: Connor Wickham in £6m Newcastle United switch
Newcastle United could be poised to swoop for unsettled Sunderland striker Connor Wickham in a cut-price £6m deal, according to a report.
Aug 3, 14:26
Sunderland's Steven Fletcher during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Stoke City at Stadium of Light on January 29, 2014
John O'Shea: 'Steven Fletcher is crucial to our success'
Sunderland skipper John O'Shea feels that Steven Fletcher will be a key player for the Black Cats during the next campaign.
Aug 2, 04:55
Sunderland's Connor Wickham celebrates after scoring his team's first goal against Cardiff during the Premier League match on April 27, 2014
Gus Poyet: 'Connor Wickham must decide future'
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet urges striker Connor Wickham to make a decision on his future.
Aug 1, 19:32
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet on the touchline during the Premier League match against Cardiff on April 27, 2014
Result: Lucas strike condemns Sunderland to defeat
Sunderland slip to a 1-0 reverse at the hands of Nacional.
Jul 30, 22:26
Gustavo Poyet the Sunderland manager celebrates his team's 1-0 victory during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on May 3, 2014
Three players Sunderland should sign
Sports Mole picks out three transfer targets to improve Gus Poyet's Sunderland squad.
Jul 22, 11:54
Sunderland's Steven Fletcher during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Stoke City at Stadium of Light on January 29, 2014
Steven Fletcher revels in comeback brace
Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher says that he is pleased with his brace after marking his return from long-term injury by scoring twice against Darlington.
Jul 19, 23:31
Billy Jones of Sunderland is challenged by Adam Mitchell of Darlington during a pre-season friendly match between Darlington and Sunderland at Heritage Park on July 19, 2014
Result: Sunderland see off Darlington at Heritage Park
Sunderland thrash Darlington 5-1 at Heritage Park in their pre-season friendly.
Jul 19, 18:18
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 turns down new Sunderland deal?
Connor Wickham pours doubt over his Sunderland future by reportedly turning down a new three-year deal.
Jul 15, 06:52
Sunderland's Connor Wickham celebrates after scoring his team's first goal against Cardiff during the Premier League match on April 27, 2014
Report: Southampton target Connor Wickham as Rickie Lambert replacement
Connor Wickham is reportedly being tracked by Southampton as a potential replacement for Rickie Lambert, who left the club for Liverpool in June.
Jul 12, 06:12
Brighton's Leonardo Ulloa celebrates moments after scoring the opening goal against Leeds on August 3, 2013
Leicester City fail with £6.25m offer for Leonardo Ulloa?
Leicester City fail with a bid of £6.25m for Brighton & Hove Albion forward Leonardo Ulloa, according to reports.
Jul 11, 02:58
Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson looks on ahead of the Championship playoff semi-final against Watford on May 9, 2013
Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson wants more firepower
Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson reveals that he would like to bring another striker to the club.
Jul 8, 10:16
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 wanted by Leicester City?
Leicester City reportedly express an interest in signing Sunderland forward Connor Wickham.
Jul 5, 01:38
Sunderland's Connor Wickham celebrates after scoring his team's first goal against Manchester City during the Premier League match on April 16, 2014
Sunderland keeping Connor Wickham options open?
A report claims that Sunderland would consider selling Connor Wickham if the striker does not sign a new contract soon.
Jul 2, 16:36
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