Crystal Palace striker Connor Wickham is ready to put his injury woes behind him and insists he is ready for regular first team football at Selhurst Park.
Wickham has played just 49 minutes of Premier League football this season, with Roy Hodgson nursing the 25-year-old back to full fitness following a lengthy spell on the sidelines.
The former Sunderland man missed more than two years of football following a cruciate ligament rupture in 2016 and has since been blighted by several more niggling injuries.
Lots to be thankful for as we head into the new year and grateful for the support on and off the field this year. Now looking forward to more of the good times on the pitch in 2019! #CPFC pic.twitter.com/NQoeMMimZ5— Connor Wickham (@ConnorWickham10) December 31, 2018
However, with the turn of the year, Wickham is eyeing a return to first team football at Palace but insists he is not pressurising himself with targets going into the new year.
"I've not really set myself any targets this year," Wickham said, as reported by the Mail.
"I'll always feel like I'm ready," Wickham added.
"It's down to the manager. If he chooses me, then I'll be there. Ninety minutes is a different question, but to start a game I'd be fine."
Crystal Palace go into 2019 in 14th place, just four points off the relegation zone, and they will go in search of some breathing space on Wednesday night as they travel to Molineux to take on Wolves.
Source : 90min