Four possible targets for Sheffield Wednesday as they target loan signings

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We take a look at four possible targets for Sheffield Wednesday as they look to add loan signings to their squad.

Stuart Gray has suggested that Sheffield Wednesday are looking at loan signings to improve their squad. 

The Owls have struggled for goals so far this campaign and Gray thinks that a temporary solution may the best option for him to pursue. 

Wednesday nearly made a signing last Friday, but their attempts proved fruitless and Gray insists that he hasn't given up.

"We will continue looking, we will continue to put the calls in," he said to the club's official site

“You never stop looking because you always want to improve and that’s what we are trying to do.”

In this piece we take a look at some of the options who may be available to him.

Matt Smith (Fulham)

Signed from Leeds United this summer, Matt Smith's time at Fulham has not gone according to plan.

The striker was sent off on his debut for the Cottagers and he has struggled for games since.

Smith has only made two substitute appearances since that sending off and a loan route out of the club may be a possibility. 

Fulham are unlikely to want to lose him on a permanent deal, but the chance for him to work on his match-sharpness away from the club could benefit both parties. 

Dwight Gayle (Crystal Palace)

The Palace front-man has a brilliant goalscoring record at Selhurst Park, but he does not appear part of Neil Warnock's first-team plans.

Frazier Campbell is currently ahead of him in the pecking order and sitting on the bench is unlikely to be doing much for Gayle's development.

The jet-heeled striker has proven his quality at Championship level previously, when playing for Peterborough United, and he could be the proven goalscorer which Wednesday need to fire them to the next level.

Jamie Paterson (Nottingham Forest)

A winger who is struggling for games at the City Ground, Paterson may not be the obvious goalscoring talent that the club lack, but he would deliver their strikers with more service than they are currently getting.

Paterson has found his chances limited under Stuart Pearce's stewardship at Nottingham Forest so far and, as a result, he may be keen to go out on loan to get first-team football.

Chuba Akpom (Arsenal)

The 18-year-old striker has been in fine form in the Premier League's U21 league this season and is regarded as a youngster with a fine future at the Emirates Stadium.

Blessed with pace and power, Akpom could pose a threat to any defence and, although he is inexperienced, his talent is unquestionable. 

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