Former Crystal Palace and Sunderland striker leaves Preston North End

Connor Wickham has left Preston North End at the end of his short-term contract.

Thursday, 13th January 2022, 9:17 am
Updated Thursday, 13th January 2022, 9:18 am

The striker signed a four-month contract with PNE in September after spending a month on trial at Deepdale.

But a serious hamstring injury limited him to just two appearances in a North End shirt.

He played 25 minutes as a substitute against West Bromwich Albion in the Championship on September 18 before starting the Carabao Cup tie with Cheltenham three days later.

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Connor Wickham has left Preston North End

Early in that game Wickham suffered the hamstring injury, one which required surgery to reattach the muscle.

The 28-year-old has been back in training over the last couple of weeks but North End have decided against extending his stay.

Wickham was a free agent when he started training with PNE in August, having been released by Crystal Palace at the end of last season.

He started his career at Ipswich before an £8m move took him to Sunderland in 2011.

Palace paid a reported £9m for him in 2015 but a knee injury restricted his time on the pitch with the Premier League club.

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