Garry Monk confirms the areas Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to strengthen in the January transfer window

Sheffield Wednesday want to add attacking firepower to their promotion push in the forthcoming January transfer window, but will have to do so from the loan market.

Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 11:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 31st December 2019, 1:58 pm

That’s according to Owls boss Garry Monk, who admitted there is unlikely to be a great deal of activity at the club.

His side sit sixth in a congested top-half of the Championship, a position they’ve achieved despite the fact that after top-scorer Steven Fletcher, absent from the Owls’ last three games with an illness, their next top scorers (Kadeem Harris, Jordan Rhodes Atdhe Nuhiu) have only three goals.

“We don’t have anything finalised in this moment but we do have certain targets that we’re going after,” he told The Star.

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“I think naturally, like most teams, you look at the attacking options.

“I think that’s what every team tries to do, the only time you try to strengthen defensively is if you’ve got injuries or if you’re short in certain areas.

“That’s what we’re looking for, strengthening the attacking areas of the pitch and to see if someone is available that can help and compliment what we’ve already got.

“If that is there, we’ll look to do it.”

Garry Monk hopes to add firepower to his Sheffield Wednesday squad in the forthcoming transfer window.
Garry Monk hopes to add firepower to his Sheffield Wednesday squad in the forthcoming transfer window.

Parachuted into the Hillsborough hotseat with six matches of the season already gone, Monk has spoken about the difficulty in having to build his side midway through a season.

But the 40-year-old seems happy with his lot at current and doesn’t foresee a great deal of upheaval in the coming weeks.

“The squad have done great,” Monk said.

“I don't expect there to be a lot of incomings and outgoings.

“We're dictated by what we can do. Those discussions are going on right now and we haven't finalised anything just yet.

“I don’t expect to be doing a massive amount of business. We're going to have to work hard and be diligent in terms of the market we're looking at, which is loans or that type of situation.

“If you're working in that market you have to work hard and try and get the right kind of player.”