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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