Wickham waiting on decision
Connor Wickham is due back at Sunderland, but is waiting to see whether a loan deal at Sheffield Wednesday can be extended.
The England U21 international has spent the past month at Hillsborough in an effort to find regular football.
With game time having been denied him at the Stadium of Light, former Ipswich Town striker Wickham has enjoyed his time back in the Championship.
It is, however, looking increasingly likely that he will be drafted back into Martin O'Neill's plans on Wearside, with Sunderland desperately short on attacking options.
Wickham is, however, refusing to rule out the prospect of remaining with Wednesday.
After netting the Owls' winner against Leicester City on Saturday, he said: "I've enjoyed myself, but it's down to the clubs now and what will be, will be.
"I've been playing games here and really enjoying myself, and the gaffer has a lot of faith in me. I've played a lot of football since I've been here and I'm thankful for that.
"A decision will be made, but I'm happy here."