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Sunderland striker Wickham determined to make most of Sheffield Wednesday loan

Sunderland striker Connor Wickham is determined to make the most of his loan move at Sheffield Wednesday.

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill authorised a spell with the Yorkshire club in order to provide the England under-21 international with first-team action.

Speaking to Wednesday's official website before the draw with Derby, he said:

"I need to play games and after speaking to the manager and with the size of the club, I jumped at the chance to come here.

"It's always important to have the manager's backing and hopefully I can come here and make an impact."

He added: "As a striker you want to score in every game. I want to come here and show everyone what I'm capable of.

"My confidence is high and hopefully I'll add another dimension to the team."

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