Connor Wickham has signed a contract extension with Crystal Palace that will run until June 2021 the Club confirmed.

The forward’s contract was due to expire next summer after four years at Selhurst Park.

Wickham, 26, signed from Sunderland in 2015 and has scored 10 times in 42 appearances.

The former Ipswich, Sunderland and Leeds striker has endured an injury ravaged couple of years in South West London, making just eight outings and scoring once during the 2018/19 campaign.

“It meant a lot that the club backed me after such a serious injury and I hope I’ll be able to repay that faith shown in me,” said Wickham.

“I’m pleased to have got everything sorted, so I can now fully focus on working my way back into the team during pre-season and the upcoming campaign.

“I hope I’ll be able to show that when fully fit I’m capable of playing a key part.”

Christian Benteke, Jordan Ayew and recently Michy Batshuayi have all been preferred to Wickham in leading the line this season, and Eagles fans have in the majority, been left underwhelmed by the extension.

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