Charlie Wyke makes a candid admission on his 'tough' start to life at Sunderland

Charlie Wyke has made a candid admission over his Sunderland career so far - after opening up on a ‘tough’ debut season on Wearside.

Thursday, 22nd August 2019, 07:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 21st August 2019, 13:15 pm
Charlie Wyke has made a candid admission over his Sunderland form

A long-term injury meant the striker - a marquee signing from Bradford City last summer - struggled to make a real impact until the latter half of the season.

And the striker has now admitted a lack of confidence made his start to life at the Stadium of Light a ‘tough’ one.

But with the confidence now oozing through the striker - thanks in part to two goals in three games - he’s hopeful of a far better campaign this time around.

“It was a tough season all round really,” he said of the 2018/19 season.

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“When you're not playing well and don't have confidence it's hard, really. But I'll always give 100%,

“I'll do that every game, and I feel confident now so hopefully I take that into the season.

“Obviously I've got a full pre-season under my belt,” he continued.

“Last year I missed about six months altogether which halted my time at Sunderland.”

The spell on the sidelines hasn’t caused Wyke’s confidence to waver, though - as he admits bumps and bruises are inevitable.

"Injuries are part and parcel of the game and you're always going to pick-up knocks, especially the way I play.

“Like I say, it's part and parcel of it so you get on with it."

“It was a tough season last season, but I'm ready to go now.

“I feel fit and strong so hopefully it's a good season."