Date: 30th June 2020 at 5:10pm
Written by:

Sheffield Wednesday ended their fourth-month wait for a league win after beating Bristol 2-1 on Sunday and Connor Wickham was one of many players praised for his performance. The 27-year-old brilliantly headed home from a Jacob Murphy corner to open the scoring and was dominant in his duels at Ashton Gate, leading to many supporters lauding him on social media and tipping him to fill Steven Fletcher’s shoes.

1 of 11

Who did Sheffield Wednesday sign Josh Windass on loan from?

Against City, Wickham played for 81 minutes, had 42 touches, won six aerial duels, completed 52.6% of his 19 passes, created one chance, had three shots with one hitting the back of the net, whipped in two crosses with 50% accuracy, attempted four long balls with 75% finding a teammate, made two clearances, gave away three fouls, made one tackle, had one dribble and won three free-kicks.

The £1.08m-rated striker joined Wednesday on loan in January and has gone on to make nine appearances in all competitions, scoring two goals. Wickham struggled to get shots off before the lockdown, but he’s now looking sharper and boasts two goals in as many games. Fletcher is leaving the Owls, but could Wickham be a worthy replacement?

Read Crippy Cooke’s previous article