Sheffield Wednesday need an exceptional second half to the season if they are to have any chance of challenging for the top six.
The Owls are currently ten points behind the play-offs and have really struggled to consistently perform this season.
As well as that, they’ve been hit with a major injury crisis. Nine first-team players missed the defeat against Wolves last time out and many of those players are significant losses.
Therefore, the January window could be critical for Carvalhal, or whoever is in charge, if Wednesday are to have any chance of salvaging this season.
Fortunately, one key man, Fernando Forestieri, is set to return to fitness next month which means there’s not too much pressure on bringing in additional forward options, as the creative Argentinian should transform the Wednesday attack.
However, they need to get the deals lined up now, as there really is little time to waste for the Owls.
Here we look at two players they should sign as soon as the window opens.