Brian Laws offers Stuart Gray advice on who to sign for Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday are expected to be one of the more active teams in the Championship over the coming months.

Former Sheffield Wednesday boss Brian Laws has offered Stuart Gray some advice in the Sheffield Star ahead of the upcoming transfer window.

The Owls are expected to spend big over the summer, following the takeover of Dejphon Chansiri, and Laws feels that Gray should be targeting a striker.

Wednesday struggled for goals throughout the 2014/15 campaign and Laws has told Gray that he must make the addition of a clinical frontman his main priority over the coming months.

“Wednesday drew a lot of games last season,” he said. “They had one of the best defensive records in the division but I’m sure Stuart Gray will be looking for a consistent goal-scorer.

“A 20-goal striker gives you a fighting chance of being in the mix. The only difference between Wednesday and a Bournemouth or a Watford was having a goal-scorer in their team who can get a goal out of nothing.

“All successful teams are based on a good goalkeeper, a strong defence and a natural goal-scorer.”

Wednesday couldn't find a player to hit over 10 goals this season, and that was a major contributing factor to their struggles in the final third.

The Owls built their team around a solid foundation - with the Yorkshire side boasting one of the best defensive records in the Championship - but their lack of firepower ultimately cost them.

Wednesday found it difficult to turn draws into wins and, as a result, they could only finish in mid-table.

If Gray can find a 20-goal a season striker, though, their chances for next season look good and they could well mount of a promotion push if they can add quality in the right areas during the upcoming transfer window.

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