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Wickham holds no grudges

Connor Wickham will bear no grudges as he continues his one-man mission to fire Sunderland out of relegation trouble.

I have said all the time, I just want to play football and if I play football...

I played numerous games at (Sheffield) Wednesday and Leeds - I didn't manage to score at Leeds, but at Wednesday, I was in the same form and it's been recognised for me just to come back in time, score some goals and just to show the manager I have got what it takes.

But I am not going to dwell on the past, I am not going to hold any grudges. I am here now, I am scoring goals and we are moving up the table, so me and the rest of the team are really happy.

– Sunderland striker Connor Wickham

Poyet challenges in-form Wickham

Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet urged striker Connor Wickham to write his name in Wearside folklore.

Connor needed a run of games. I'm sure that in football, there are plenty of players who would like to come and see the manager and say, 'Come on, give me five games'.

It's not that easy. But because of everything that has happened during the season, I was in a position where I was able to say, 'Go on, play from here and then it's up to you. It's not me, it's you'.

He is changing our season around and if he if he maintains the level, he could be up there as one of the most remembered players at Sunderland, which would be great for him for the future.

– Sunderland manager Gus Poyet

Report: Sunderland 4-0 Cardiff

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