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Wednesday to make another attempt for Sunderland's Wickham next season

Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones would welcome the chance to bring Sunderland striker Connor Wickham back to the Championship side next season. The £8million man has returned to the Stadium of Light from a loan spell at Hillsborough in order to aid his parent club's shortage of strikers.

Jones said in the Sunderland Echo: "If it is something we get a chance to look at again, we would certainly like to have him back.

"I've been really pleased with Connor during his loan. He was a pleasure to work with and a talented player.

"I spoke with Martin O'Neill and we really wanted Connor to stay but I fully understand that Sunderland have a striker shortage at the moment."

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