Sheffield Wednesday: Gray won’t make quick jump into loan market

Owls boss Stuart Gray
Owls boss Stuart Gray
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Stuart Gray says he will continue to scour the market once with the emergency loan window set to open tomorrow.

But the Owls head coach has provided a strong hint that he will not immediately be jumping into business straight away.

Rather, Gray will wait for news on the fitness of the players on international duty before acting. The Owls have been tipped to bolster the attacking ranks in the loan window. For now, Gray is content with the arrivals of Hallam Hope and Royston Drenthe.

“The two boys that have come in have improved us and given us different options and me different headaches,” Gray said. “We’re always looking for players. You never give up. I’m not saying things won’t happen. We have got more irons in the fire. It’s always a case as well it is whether other clubs are willing to let players come out. We have players on international duty so fingers crossed they will be ok.”

Stevie May played for Scotland U21 in the 1-1 draw with Slovakia last week and could be in line for another appearance in Luxembourg today. Keiren Westwood withdrew from Republic of Ireland duty on Saturday due to illness.

Westwood contracted tonsillitis, forcing him out of yesterday’s Euro 2016 qualifier for the Republic of Ireland against Georgia.