Stuart Gray admits his job will be on the line unless Sheffield Wednesday’s results improve, starting at home to Wigan Athletic tomorrow.
The Owls, sitting in 13th position in the Championship, have gone 11 matches without a victory in all competitions.
Gray, Wednesday’s head coach, who failed to bring in a striker before the emergency loan window closed last night, accepts he is under pressure to turnaround their fortunes.
He said: “I don’t fear losing my job. I’m not frightened but stats will show if we’re not winning games, somebody has got a decision upstairs to make.
“I know I have to win games to stay in work and at the moment we are not winning enough. It’s part and parcel of football.”
It is understood Wednesday tried to recruit West Ham United Ricardo Vaz Te on a temporary basis last week but the former Barnsley forward turned down the move.
Given Gary Taylor-Fletcher has returned to Leicester City, Gray may decide against letting Coventry City keep a hold of Gary Madine. The striker’s loan deal runs out after Coventry’s clash with Walsall this weekend. He has bagged two goals in four appearances.
Gray said: “We have had Gary watched several times. He is looking sharp.”
Leading goal-scorer Atdhe Nuhiu is expected to partner Stevie May up front, with Gray unlikely to risk Northern Ireland Under-21 inernational Caolan Lavery from the start.