Connor Wickham: Sunderland recall Sheffield Wednesday striker

Sunderland have recalled Connor Wickham from his loan with Sheffield Wednesday.

The striker, 20, scored eight times in 11 starts after joining in November with them bottom of the Championship.

Wednesday, who on Saturday appointed caretaker boss Stuart Gray as permanent manager, now lie 19th in the table, two points clear of the relegation zone.

It brings to an end the England Under-21 international's second spell at Hillsborough after he scored once in six appearances for the Owls last term.

Wickham joined Sunderland from Ipswich Town for £8.1m in 2011, but has started only nine league matches since then.