Sheffield Wednesday can be pretty happy with the transfer business they completed ahead of Friday’s deadline for domestic deals.
They added some well-needed firepower by signing Derby County striker Jack Marriott on loan, as well as landing a tried and tested Championship centre-back in Aden Flint, who will help to solve their recent defensive injury problems.
After starting the season with a 12-point deduction, the Owls have made a strong start to the campaign – taking eight points from five games ahead of this evening’s clash with Brentford.
Garry Monk may yet look to add further reinforcements in January and the recent announcement of Premier League squads may mean Wednesday are eyeing up a few players.
With that in mind, we’ve highlighted three potential future targets that have found themselves out in the cold…
Connor Wickham – Crystal Palace
The physical striker is no stranger to Hillsborough having spent the second half of last season on loan with the Owls.
He produced some impressive displays for them during that spell but after returning to Palace seems to have no part in Roy Hodgson’s plans, having been left out of the 25-man Premier League squad.
Monk suggested earlier in the summer that he was keen on landing Wickham permanently and though that deal didn’t materialise in the window, it appears the 27-year-old could be available moving forward.
The jury is still out on Wednesday’s current striking options and they may have one eye on the Palace forward’s situation as the season wears on.
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Josh Onomah – Fulham
After playing a key role in Fulham’s promotion to the Premier League last term, Onomah is hugely unlucky to have not been included in their 25-man squad.
The 23-year-old did a fantastic job in Scott Parker’s midfield last season, while his athleticism and quality in the final third could make him an ideal player to use alongside Barry Bannan in midfield.
If Monk is considering more midfield reinforcements further down the line, Onomah is a player that he may be eyeing. A loan move in January could make a lot of sense.
Yannick Bolasie – Everton
Wednesday look a side that is lacking in a bit of x-factor in the final third, particularly as they were unable to bring Jacob Murphy back.
Bolasie is the sort of player that could help to solve that problem and has shown his quality in the Championship in the past, helping Crystal Palace to secure promotion previously.
His last spell at this level, a loan with Aston Villa, was also a success but he now finds himself excess to requirements at Goodison Park and has been left out of their 25-man Premier League squad.
The 31-year-old could certainly do a job and may be someone Monk and co are eyeing up, particularly if their current options are providing the firepower required.