Connor Wickham admits holding talks with Sunderland boss Gus Poyet about his future.

The striker has hinted he won't be moving out on-loan in the coming weeks.

"I've spoken to the manager and he's just said I'm in his plans and told me what I need to do," said Wickham.

"I've gone in and asked what I need to do to get into the team because I don't want to just be sitting on the bench.

"I've just come back from a loan spell so I'm sharp and ready. I can't wait to get on to the pitch and prove my worth here."

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