Sunderland striker hoping FA Cup goal sparks revival.
Sunderland striker Conor Wickham is hoping his equalising goal in the FA Cup game against Bolton Wanderers helps reignite his Black Cats career, according to Sky Sports.
The 19 year old joined the club from Ipswich in June 2011 with a glowing reputation as one to watch for the future but has struggled to break into the first team at the Stadium of Light.
Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill will certainly be hoping the player can rediscover some of the form which persuaded the North East club to lavish £8 million on sealing the player’s signature.
The Mackems are amongst the league’s lowest scorers this season, having managed a paltry 21 goals in 21 games.
Eight of those have come from Scottish international Steven Fletcher and O’Neill is said to be keen for some his other players to step up and take some of the burden off the centre forward.
Wickham has represented England at every youth level, up to and including Under 21’s, and had been touted as a future England international.
The player’s career has stalled somewhat since he moved to the North East but both the player and Sunderland fans alike will be hoping his FA Cup is the catalyst for a goal-scoring run that could propel the Black Cats up the league.
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