Sheffield Wednesday not giving up on Sunderland striker Wickham

Sheffield Wednesday remain hopeful of prising Connor Wickham away from Sunderland.

Sheffield Wednesday remain hopeful of prising Connor Wickham away from Sunderland.

The Mirror says Black Cats boss Gus Poyet is reluctant to let the England U21 hitman - who also had a month at Hillsborough last season - leave on loan again as star striker Steven Fletcher is struggling with an Achilles problem.

Wednesday manager Stuart Gray, whose side are unbeaten in 11 matches since Christmas, said: “We desperately want Connor to come back, the boy wants to come back and we are keeping that door open. But we still have to look elsewhere as well.”

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