No goal-scoring burden on me at Crystal Palace, says Conor Wickham

Alan Pardew

The striker managed two goals in the 3-2 loss to West Bromwich Albion.

Conor Wickham says that Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has told him there is no pressure on his shoulders to score goals for the club, via the club’s official website.

The striker was in fine form on Saturday as he bagged two of his side’s goal in the 3-2 loss to West Bromwich Albion.

Before that he had struggled for goals this season since joining from Sunderland in the summer.

He is not the only forward to have disappointed for Pardew’s side this season though, with scoring goals having been a problem for them all season.

Despite that, Wickham says his manager has told him there is no pressure on him to bag the goals his side desperately need.

“The gaffer has spoken to me individually over the past few weeks and said there's no pressure on me to get goals,” he told

"I always want to score goals and I'm pretty pleased tonight that I've got two. It wasn't enough but hopefully it can be a confidence builder for the rest of the season.

"It's just me going back to instinct, I've thought to shoot every time and thankfully I've caught the second one sweetly and it's gone into the top corner."

Wickham will now be hoping that he can add a few more goals to his tally between now and the end of the season.

His side certainly need them, with an alarming run of form seeing them sliding towards the relegation at zone at present.

That is a disappointing end to what had originally been a positive campaign for Alan Pardew’s side.

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