Sunderland boss Martin O’Neill has sympathy for striker Connor Wickham

Connor Wickham has been hampered by injuries recently.

Connor Wickham has been hampered by injuries recently.

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MARTIN O’Neill has sympathy with Connor Wickham’s plight – and has backed the Sunderland striker to come good once he returns to fitness.

The 19-year-old has been sidelined for several weeks now by an ankle injury which will keep him out of tomorrow’s game at Fulham and looks to have ended his season prematurely.

But even when he was fully fit, the teenager was struggling to make the impact expected of a player Sunderland paid £8million for last summer.

 

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