Connor Wickham extends Sheffield Wednesday loan

Sheffield Wednesday have extended the loan spell of Sunderland striker Connor Wickham.

The 20-year-old, who also spent time on loan with the Owls last season, has been at Hillsborough since 1 November.

The England Under-21 international has scored six goals in eight games and will stay at the club until 29 January.

He began his career at Ipswich before moving to Sunderland in a deal worth around £8m in June 2011, and has since made 40 appearances for the Black Cats.

Meanwhile, Glenn Loovens has also extended his stay with the Championship club.

The 30-year-old signed on a month-by-month basis in early December but the Dutch defender has now agreed a contract extension through to the end of the season.

The former Cardiff and Celtic centre-back has so far made five appearances, during which the Owls have conceded only three goals and lost just once.