Huddersfield boss keen on transfers, no contact with strikers yet

Chris Powell has revealed that he is looking in the transfer market, but has yet to make moves for a number of forwards.

Former Chelsea youngster Marko Mitrovic has reportedly been in talks with the Terriers, whilst Chris Wood and Danny Graham have been listed as potential loan targets.

Powell is keen to strengthen the striking options at the John Smith’s Stadium, with James Vaughan set to miss a number of weeks through injury, and the club managing just seven goals in eight Championship games this season.

Harry Bunn, Nahki Wells and Jon Stead have shared four strikes amongst themselves, but each forward has yet to impress as the Terriers sit in the relegation places with five points after just one victory.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Post, Powell admitted that he had looked into the loan market, although he was struggling with other clubs targeting players.

The former England international said: “I know I can only loan at the minute, but I do feel we are light in numbers and even with the good players we have, I want us to get better and do better.

“But again, it is not just us looking for other players, but other clubs and you are fighting against those are well.

“It is not easy, but we are trying to do that.”

Two names said to be available in the market are Leicester’s Chris Wood and Sunderland’s Danny Graham, with neither forward able to break into the first-team set-ups at their respective clubs.

However, a number of clubs have shown interest in the duo - including the Terriers Yorkshire rivals Leeds United.

The Whites are still looking at strengthening their front line following a less-than-impressive start to the season, but it remains to be seen if recently appointed head coach Darko Milanic will continue interest in the pair.

And it is this interest that has Powell unable to determine any particular targets, with other teams focusing on the small pool of talent available.

He added: “It has got to be the right person for this club and I may also have bolster numbers in one or two other areas as well.

“It’s looking at how can get us better; not just bringing in a player because we need it. It must nbe someone who can boost and improve.

“I am looking everywhere really. But the centre forward area is vital for us.

“We have not really gone down the road yet of really being close in making calls. We are finding out that other clubs are in for them and then other clubs don’t want to let them go.

“It is kind of a constant battle, but I am ready to keep doing that and eventually you will get players in and you want them to make a difference.”

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