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Struggling Sunderland recall Wickham

Wickham will go straight into Sunderland's squad for the trip to Liverpool. Credit: PA

Struggling Sunderland have recalled striker Connor Wickham from his loan spell at Leeds as head coach Gus Poyet searches desperately for firepower.

The 20-year-old completed a temporary move to Elland Road last month, but the Black Cats have confirmed he is heading back to Wearside and available for Wednesday night's tough Premier League trip to Liverpool.

A club spokesman said: "Striker Connor Wickham is to return to Sunderland after being recalled from his loan spell with Championship side Leeds United.

"The 20-year-old will be available for the Black Cats' trip to Anfield on Wednesday evening, with on-loan Liverpool striker Fabio Borini unable to face his parent club due to league rules."

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