Connor Wickham

Position: Striker
Team: Sunderland
Born: March 31, 1993 (age 21)
Hometown: Hereford, England
Height: 6'3"
Nationality: English
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.
14:12
Danny Welbeck of Arsenal celebrates with team-mates Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alexis Sanchez after scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League group D match between Arsenal FC and Galatasaray AS at Emirates Stadium on October 1, 2014
Live Commentary: Sunderland 0-0 Arsenal
Sports Mole brings you live text commentary of the Premier League match between Sunderland and Arsenal at the Stadium of Light.
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
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
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