Bruce right to wait for Wick

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boss Steve TI­TUS BRAM­BLE in­sists Sun­der­land

Con­nor Wick­ham to fill Bruce is right not to ex­pect Asamoah Gyan’s boots.

big­gest sign­ing The striker, 18, was Sun­der­land’s

out £11mil­lion of the sum­mer when Bruce splashed

un­der Liver­pool’s noses. to snap him up from Ip­swich

re­stricted to just But Wick­ham has been

in the league. three sub­sti­tute ap­pear­ances

move to United Af­ter Gyan made a sur­prise loan

Br uce ad­mit­ted that Arab Emi­rates out­fit Al-Ain,

ac­tion. Wick­ham will be see­ing more reg­u­lar

when you’re as young But Bram­ble said: “It’s tough

a big price on your as that. When you come in with

big things fr om you head, some­times fans ex­pect straight away.

es­tab­lished player , but “That’s fine if you ar e an

In Con­nor’s case, when you are young you need time.

to ease him in. the man­ager has been look­ing

than to throw him in “It is much bet­ter to do that at the deep end.”

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