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Sunderland boss Bruce eager to unleash Wickham against Bolton

Sunderland boss Steve Bruce is ready to unleash Connor Wickham this weekend.

The former Ipswich striker will start against Bolton Wanderers.

Bruce said: "It's in my thoughts to put someone else up front alongside Nicklas Bendtner. It could be time for Connor.

"We've got to go to try to take the game to Bolton. They played 4-4-2 against Wigan last Saturday and we'll do the same and go and see if we can win the game.

"There were reasons I didn't play Ji Dong Won or Connor against Arsenal. I thought with Ji coming back from Korea [where he was on international duty], with all the traveling he'd done, it would have been unfair on him.

"Connor hadn't trained for 10 days before taking part on the Thursday and Friday."

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