It's happening! Sheffield Wednesday close in on Crystal Palace forward Connor Wickham

Sheffield Wednesday have won the race to sign Crystal Palace striker Connor Wickham, The Star can reveal.

Friday, 31st January 2020, 3:54 pm
Updated Friday, 31st January 2020, 4:04 pm

The Championship club have fought off strong competition from Championship rivals Cardiff City and Reading to land Wickham on loan until the end of the season.

It is understood Wickham is pencilled in to undergo a medical at the Owls’ training ground later this afternoon.

Wickham, who has enjoyed two fruitful loans spells with Wednesday in the past, has made eight appearances in all competitions for Palace this campaign, scoring once. His opportunities have been largely limited to substitute appearances.

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Crystal Palace striker Connor Wickham is on the brink of joining Sheffield Wednesday. Photo credit should read: Joe Giddens/PA Wire.

The 26-year-old began his career at Ipswich Town before an £8m move to Sunderland in 2011. Wickham had two spells out on loan at Wednesday and Leeds United while with the Black Cats before heading south to Palace in 2015.

Knee injuries have restricted Wickham to just 19 league starts at Selhurst Park.