Connor Wickham is expecting to be part of Crystal Palace’s plans next season despite being farmed out on loan to Sheffield Wednesday for the second half of the season.

Wickham has struggled with injury in the three and a half years he’s been at Selhurst Park and although he’s been available for selection for the majority of this season, he’s seen game time limited under Roy Hodgson.

Cenk Tosun’s arrival from Everton this month pushed him further down the pecking order of leading the Eagles front line which lead to a deadline day loan move to the Owls until the end of the season.

Asked whether the loan move could become permanent, the 26-year-old striker told BBC Radio Sheffield: “It depends on the situation at the time and what’s on the table.

“I’ve still got a year left at Palace.

“I think the intention is to go back to Palace.

“The chairman (Steve Parish) has made that quite clear to me.

“So as far as I’m concerned from Crystal Palace’s side this is for me to get the fitness, the development and whatever happens after that is for the future to hold.

“We’ll see what happens.”

Since arriving for £9million from Sunderland in 2016, Wickham has made 50 appearances for Palace, scoring 11 goals, including one this season.