Wickham poised for loan return to S6

Wednesday are favourites to re-sign striker Connor Wickham on a loan deal which could possibly stretch to the end of the year.

Wickham had a spell at S6 during the second part of last season. He has continued to fail to gain a first team place at Sunderland and is now on the verge of a return to Wednesday – despite earlier reports linking him with Championship leaders Burnley.

And, if he signs, that could signal a strike force of Wickham and Matty Fryatt as we look for that first win of the season at home to Reading on Saturday.