Wickham frustrates Di Canio
Sunderland boss Paulo Di Canio has taken a strong line with Connor Wickham, claiming he needs to "slap his face".
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However, Di Canio revealed motivating the 20-year old is sometimes very difficult, despite his obvious talent.
"Maybe, with this guy, I have to slap his face a little bit," he said.
"I'm talking about motivating him in a genuine way because he has so much potential.
"But sometimes he comes in and he seems to be looking around saying, 'Where am I?' I want to say, 'You are on the football pitch, with the grass'."