Sheffield Wednesday's pursuit of Fryatt helped by Hull City's signings

Sheffield Wednesday are looking at signing two strikers this month, and Fryatt could be the first.

Although Stuart Gray still only remains the club's temporary manager, he is looking at strengthening the club's attacking options this month.

Even though there last three home matches have brought 12 goals, there are concerns. "There are going to be games where we don’t create so many chances. That’s when you need to be clinical. The type of player we’re looking at might be a one (goal) from two or three chances man.”

Despite smashing Leeds United for six last week, it is still unknown whether Gray will be given the manager's job on a permanent basis. Nevertheless the pursuit of strikers continues. Connor Wickham's loan spell with the club will finish on the 28th of this month and it is unclear whether that will be extended or not.

Matty Fryatt scored four goals for The Owls during a loan spell earlier this season, and Gray would like to bring him back if possible. With the fact that Hull City have recently brought in Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long from Everton and West Bromwich Albion respectively, Wednesday's chances have increased.

"We know what Matty, can do,” said Gray. “He’s not our player. But when a team get a player in, it’s a domino effect when we might be able to get him in. It’s a case of chipping away.

"We want these Premier League clubs to get their business done pretty quickly so we can get these players in.”

Fryatt himself is likely to be open to the move following the arrival of Jelavic and Long. He may follow fellow striker Aaron McLean out of the club after he joined Bradford City this week.

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