Gray comments on the 'challenge ahead' for his Wednesday squad

Sheffield Wednesday - The Owls

Sheffield Wednesday manager Stuart Gray wants to see his side show more quality going forward.

Stuart Gray has told Sheffield Wednesday's official website that the next challenge his side faces is making sure that they start hitting the back of the net with more frequency.

Wednesday have one of the best defensive records in the Championship, but their performances have been more solid than spectacular this season.

The Owls have managed to score just 39 goals in 43 Championship matches this season, and Gray insists this is an area that they will be working hard to improve on.

“We have it right at one end and now we have to get it right at the other," he said after Wednesday's 1-0 win against Brentford last night.

“I am big believer in getting it right in both boxes and that is the challenge ahead.”

At the moment Gray appears limited in his options up front and it is likely that he will make the addition of at least one front-man his main priority in the summer transfer window.

Wednesday have funds to spend and are going to need to find a reliable striker, who has the potential to fire 20 goals, if they are mount a promotion challenge in 2015/16.

The likes of Stevie May, Sergiu Bus and Atdhe Nuhiu have all found goals hard to come by this term, with no Wednesday player breaking into double figures for the season.

It means that Wednesday have a solid foundation to build upon, but they will realise that unless they can start adding slightly more attacking impetus, then the performances of their back-line alone will not be enough to get them into the top-six.

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