Sunderland boss O'Neill urges Wickham to study Bolton veteran Davies

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill would like Connor Wickham to study the game of Bolton Wanderers captain Kevin Davies. Davies struck twice against Sunderland in Saturday's 2-2 draw.

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill would like Connor Wickham to study the game of Bolton Wanderers captain Kevin Davies.

Davies struck twice against Sunderland in Saturday's 2-2 draw.

O'Neill said: “People talk about him being an old-fashioned centre forward but he will cause problems. He is not afraid to get hurt, he is a nuisance but he is more than that, he has actually got more than a bit of ability and he can score a goal.

“I think he is an example to aspiring centre-forwards and people like Connor Wickham could learn a great deal from him.”

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