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Transfer news: Sunderland recall Connor Wickham from Sheffield Wednesday loan

Connor Wickham: Sunderland have recalled striker from loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday

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Sunderland striker Connor Wickham has been recalled from his loan spell with Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.

The England Under-21 striker has done well at Wednesday, scoring eight goals in 11 games, but leaves Hillsborough after Gus Poyet exercised the 24-hour recall clause in his loan.

Wickham's loan was due to end following Tuesday's match at Millwall and new

Wednesday manager Stuart Gray was keen to extend that beyond January.

The 20-year-old could now feature for Sunderland when they host Stoke in the Premier League on Wednesday evening.

A statement released on the Championship club's offical website said: "Connor Wickham has been recalled by parent club Sunderland, who have exercised the regular 24-hour clause in loan deals.

"Sheffield Wednesday would like to thank Connor for his services and wish him

well for the future."

Wickham has struggled to make an impact in the north east since his #8.1million switch from Ipswich during the summer of 2011.

However, he has impressed during his loan spell and has been linked with Nottingham Forest in recent weeks.

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has been monitoring Wickham's progress at Hillsborough, but he has his own problems with summer signing Jozy Altidore in poor form and Steven Fletcher having scored only once in his last 16 appearances for the club.

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