Sheffield Wednesday are trying to secure an emergency loan deal for Derby County goalkeeper Stephen Bywater.
The 30-year-old has been with the Rams since 2006 but spent the end of last season at Cardiff City.
The Owls’ first choice goalkeeper Nicky Weaver is out for indeterminate time with a knee injury, which recently saw him fly to America for surgery.
Manager Gary Megson has been selecting Weaver’s deputy, Richard O’Donnell, for the last four matches. The run has seen Wednesday pick up seven points, but concede nine goals.
Should the Owls secure the services of Bywater the length of the loan is likely to last until mid-December, The Star understands.