Wickham determined to grab fresh Sunderland chance

Connor Wickham is happy to grab his second chance at Sunderland.

Connor Wickham is happy to grab his second chance at Sunderland.

An Achilles injury to Steven Fletcher earned the England Under-21 regular a reprieve which he is determined to make the most of.

“I’ve got nothing to lose,” he told The Journal. “I’ve not been playing (for Sunderland), so whatever time I get on the pitch I’ve just got to do what I’m told to do the best I can. That’s what I tried to do on Saturday.

“I’m back from my loan and I’ve been involved a couple of times so whatever minutes I get on the pitch are about proving to the manager that I should be on from the start.”

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