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“But also, we have [Fabio] Borini, who is also very good, [Connor] Wickham, Ji [Dong-won], so we have a lot of players who can play up front. “Of course I want to play, but at the same time, this is football and any part I have to play in the club, I am prepared to play it.” Whether or not the pair will link up once again at Hull on Saturday remains to be seen, but Altidore will hope for a chance to line-up against the club which gave him his first chance in English football. The New Jersey-born frontman spent the 2009-10 season on loan at the KC Stadium in what proved to be something of a baptism of fire as the Tigers were relegated from the top flight. Altidore appeared as a substitute in a 4-1 defeat at Sunderland in September 2009, but started the reverse fixture in the following April, only to depart early along with Black Cats defender Alan Hutton after both were sent off after an off-the-ball clash in a 1-0 win for the visitors. He admitted: “I remember it, I remember that game. I got a red card I didn’t even know about. I didn’t even know what I was doing in the moment.” Altidore will head for Humberside still awaiting his first league goal in a red and white shirt, but insisting he is not concerned by a drought which currently extends to eight appearances. He said: “I feel like I have been unlucky a little bit and I know that if I keep getting the chances, I am going to score, so I am not really worried about it.” The Black Cats have confirmed that Wickham has returned to Sheffield Wednesday for a second loan spell. The 20-year-old striker spent time with the Championship side last season, making six appearances and scoring once. Wickham will remain with Wednesday until January 1 and could make his second debut for the Owls against Reading this weekend. The England Under-21 international joined Sunderland from Ipswich in June 2011 and has made 40 appearances for the club. Sunderland boss Gus Poyet will take no risks with striker Steven Fletcher as he primes him to fire the club out of trouble. The 26-year-old set the Black Cats on the way to a 2-1 derby victory over Newcastle – their first in the Barclays Premier League this season – last Sunday with a fifth-minute opener which underlined both his potency and his importance to the Uruguayan’s rescue mission. That strike took the £12million man’s tally on Wearside to 13 goals in 33 league appearances since his move from Wolves during the summer of 2012, a return which serves to illustrate just how much he was missed during lay-offs for ankle and shoulder injuries. Press Association Poyet has taken little time to realise how central Fletcher is to his masterplan and as a result, is desperate to strike a balance between getting the most out of him while at the same time protecting him. He said: “Listen, when the top scorers in your team are fit, it’s perfection, I would say because in football, you know you need to keep players fit. “When I signed my contract here, there was a question mark about Fletch to be fit or not in the next few weeks, and then he has played every game for me. “We are trying to make sure that we use him as much as we can, but at the same time, we keep him fit so we don’t lose him for a while. “The understanding and the communication has been great so he knows how important he is for us, but at the same time, how we need to be looking after him in the right way.” Fletcher’s injury problems coupled with Sunderland’s parlous situation – they remain four points adrift of safety – have meant chances to forge a partnership with £6million summer signing Jozy Altidore have been few and far between. The Scot and the 23-year-old United States international had a rare opportunity to play together from the start against the Magpies and although their double-act remains in its infancy, Altidore has already seen promising signs. He said: “He frees up space for me to do other things, and vice-versa. We can only create more and more opportunities if we get the chance to play together.
Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield One pitcher who won’t be pitching for a while is seventh-rounder Davis Daniel, from Auburn. He had Tommy John surgery in April.The Angels have until July 15 to sign their draft picks. The vast majority will sign relatively quickly.The slot value for their top pick, shortstop Will Wilson, is $3.89 million.One of the most intriguing to watch will be 31st-round pick Spencer Jones, a pitcher/outfielder from La Costa Canyon High in Encinitas. He was considered a top-100 prospect and would have been picked in the first few rounds if not for his commitment to Vanderbilt.“We’ll see,” Swanson said. “You never know how things shape up, but whether it’s with us or with Vanderbilt, he’s a special kid and a special talent.”UP NEXTAngels (LHP Tyler Skaggs, 4-5, 4.50) vs. A’s (RHP Mike Fiers, 4-3, 4.78), Thursday, 7 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM Upton missed most of spring training with a knee problem, so he is going to start the season with fewer at-bats than normal even before he got hurt.Last week in Oakland, Upton said he figured he’d back around mid-June.Matt Harvey is also moving forward, set for a rehab start on Saturday at Triple-A Salt Lake. Harvey has been out with a back injury.Before he got hurt, Harvey had been struggling to the tune of a 7.50 ERA. Ausmus said he’s been able to “work on things” in his last two bullpen sessions while on the injured list.JC Ramírez, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, gave up three runs in 4-1/3 innings in a 69-pitch outing at Salt Lake on Wednesday night. Ausmus said they still haven’t talked about what his next steps would be or whether they want to bring him back as a starter or reliever. Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros ANAHEIM — Justin Upton took a significant step toward a return to the Angels lineup.Upton, who has missed the whole season with a sprained toe, had eight at-bats against live pitching.“He was good,” Manager Brad Ausmus said. “He actually hit a couple home runs.”Ausmus said Upton needs to continue getting at-bats against live pitching, and then have a rehab assignment. Asked how many at-bats Upton needs, Ausmus said: “A full spring training would be like 50 to 60 (at-bats), so probably a little short of that.” Andrelton Simmons, who is out with a sprained ankle, has been taking some swings and walking without crutches or a boot.Simmons said he doesn’t know when he’ll be back. A normal timeline for a grade three ankle sprain would be eight to 12 weeks, which would be late July to mid-August.“I’m feeling pretty confident that I should be at least a little faster than the norm,” Simmons said. “I’m just trying to get better the most I can every day.”DRAFT WRAP-UPAngels scouting director Matt Swanson injected the organization with a load of pitching, drafting a total of 29 pitchers – three of whom are two-way players – among the 40 taken in the draft.“The nature of baseball, you can’t have too much pitching,” Swanson said after the draft concluded on Wednesday. “You capture arms that you can bring in and develop, and some of them have a chance to move real quick and get to Anaheim in a hurry.“Even senior signs that we’ve taken over the last couple years, who have come in and maybe developed a new pitch or gotten stronger, or gotten with a different coach and something clicks and they move in a hurry. … Any time you can get pitching, you have to get it.”After taking shortstops with their first two picks, the Angels selected 14 consecutive pitchers before taking another position player.Now, the question will be how they’ll handle them. Last year the Angels took the radical step of having 12 of the 21 pitchers they signed sit out the rest of the summer. Instead of pitching in the minors, they simply worked out, improving their conditioning and refining their mechanics.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error