Wickham Returns to Sunderland

Striker Connor Wickham has returned to parent-club Sunderland after a short loan spell at Elland Road.

Leeds United have today confirmed that on-loan striker Connor Wickham has returned to Sunderland.

The England Under-21 striker has impressed during his short stay with the club, in particular his performance against QPR in the 1-1 draw.

Wickham made five appearances during his time with Leeds and had looked to have formed a decent partnership with strike partner Ross McCormack.

Although he did fail to find the net, he showed technical ability way beyond his years and will no doubt impress in the Premier League.

Within minutes of his departure, fans on Twitter were already speculating why he has left the club. Is it money problems due to the failed takeover, did he get annoyed that he was being played on the wing?

Well it turns out Sunderland are pretty screwed at present up top. They need as many players as possible in their relegation battle and with only one fit striker, we could see Wickham start against Liverpool on Wednesday night.

The decision to recall Wickham will give boss Brian McDermott a selection headache ahead of Tuesday's trip to Bournemouth. Cameron Stewart and Jimmy Kebe will be the likely replacements in the team, and that can send shivers down the spine of any Leeds fan.

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