Is Nottingham Forest striker Dexter Blackstock the answer for Sheffield Wednesday?

Should Sheffield Wednesday try to sign Dexter Blackstock on loan?

Sheffield Wednesday have one of the best defensive records in the Championship, conceding only 14 goals in 17 matches.

The Owls have however struggled to find the back of the net themselves, and as a result they sit in mid-table.

Remarkably they still have a negative goal difference, scoring only 12 goals, the second lowest in the Championship, only one above strugglers Blackpool.

  GoalsChances CreatedOn Target Shooting Accuracy
Bournemouth 33 199 37%
Derby 33 190 35%
Sheff Wed 12 175 26%
Blackpool 11 141 28%

No Wednesday player has scored more than three goals this campaign, and so the possibility of bringing in a new face on loan is a logical solution to their poor finishing.

Could the answer lie with the club who they sold Michail Antonio to during the summer, Nottingham Forest?

As a temporary fix at least, attempting to bring in forward Dexter Blackstock could be what the Owls need, rather than looking to an inexperienced Premier League youngster, as they did unsuccessfully with Arsenal's Benik Afobe last season.

Blackstock is looking for first team action after returning from an injury which has kept him out since last December, but has struggled to get a look in for Forest.

This is down to their own investment in £5 million addition Britt Assombalonga, whose 10 goals this season is alone only two less than Wednesday.

Blackstock is a striker who knows the division well, and crucially could become available, as Forest need him to get up to speed, and a two month loan in the Championship could do just that, where he could play regularly, rather than get odd minutes as a substitute.

To mistake him for a prolific forward would be perhaps an overstatement, the most goals he has scored in his career in a season is 14, yet Wednesday need options, and the 28-year-old would be just that, and has all the motivation he needs to prove himself.

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