June 20 2013 Latest news:
Friday, March 15, 2013
Norwich City could face former Ipswich Town striker Connor Wickham on Sunday after the teenager returned to Sunderland from his loan spell at Championship side Sheffield Wednesday.
The 19-year-old joined the Owls on a temporary basis on February 8 and scored one goal – a 70th-minute winner at Leicester on Saturday – in his six appearances.
However, with Martin O’Neill’s men hovering precariously above the Premier League relegation zone ahead of Norwich’s visit to the Stadium of Light, Sunderland have declined to extend Wickham’s stay in South Yorkshire. A Sunderland club statement said: “Striker Connor Wickham has returned from his loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday.
“The England Under-21 international joined the Yorkshire club in early February and scored one goal in four starts plus a further two substitute appearances.
“Wickham, who has scored once in nine games for Sunderland this season, is available for Sunday’s home game against Norwich.”
Norwich defender Sebastien Bassong is predicting good times ahead with the Canaries in the Premier League, after finally breaking his own personal spiral of career lows.