Gray eyes striker as Owls prepare for Bolton

Stuart Gray is keen to bring another striker to the club as Wednesday look to extend our winning Championship run to four games when Bolton come to Hillsborough on Saturday.

Victory at Forest last weekend lifted the Owls to within four points of the play-offs and Gray reflected today: “The players deserve credit for the run but we have done nothing yet. All we have done is got nearer to the play-offs.

“I say to the players, keep looking upwards … you never know where it’s going to take you.”

Gray is delighted to have injury absentees Sam Hutchinson, Giles Coke and Lewis Buxton back on the training ground and pressing for recalls, pointing to the competition for places that this brings.

He is still keen to bring loanee Lewis McGugan back to S6 but his number one priority during the January transfer window is to sign a striker.

He said: “We’ve got some momentum and what we have got to do is add to it and build on it. I’m a great believer in strengthening while we are in good form.

“We all know we need a forward and are trying desperately hard to get someone in to give us a different option at the front.”

Gray said the Forest game again underlined the need for a goalscorer, adding: “We need that bit of calmness and composure in front of goal. We played Forest last week and played excellently, should we have won 4-0 … I think we should have done. We should have seen the game out and won it with 10 minutes left to go.

“One thing you know is that this is Sheffield Wednesday and we had to defend until the 95th minute because we couldn’t get the third goal.”

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