Matt Le Tissier has doubts over Crystal Palace striker Connor Wickham

Crystal Palace signed Connor Wickham from Sunderland in the summer transfer window.

Matt Le Tissier has told Sky Sports Soccer Saturday, which was broadcasted on November 7th, that there is a question mark over whether Crystal Palace striker Connor Wickham can perform over a sustained period of time.

Palace signed Wickham from Sunderland during the previous transfer window, but he is yet to piece together a prolonged goalscoring run in the Premier League.

And Le Tissier admits that there are doubts over the 22-year-old’s ability to be the reliable front-man that the Eagles want him to be.

"We have seen him have a decent spell at Sunderland, so he has got it in him, but it’s whether he can do it over a sustained period of time," Le Tissier said. "That’s the question mark with him.

"But if he gets his fitness up, and Palace will create enough chances for him, there’s no reason why he shouldn’t go on another run like that."

Wickham has played four times for the Eagles so far this season, with injury halting his progress at Selhurst Park.

The powerful forward has been on the treatment table for much of his time in London, and he only made his comeback in Palace’s latest match against Liverpool.

In that fixture, Wickham helped Palace to claim a 2-1 win at Anfield, and he will be hoping that he can force his way into Alan Pardew’s plans on a regular basis.

Palace have struggled to find a consistent scorer so far this season, meaning that there is a place up for grabs up front, if Wickham can start hitting the back of the net.

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