SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY: Hunt on for signings

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OWLS chairman Milan Mandaric and manager Dave Jones are making plans for the January transfer window.

Jones knows how many players he wants to bring in to strengthen the side - though he will not reveal the number - and is being encouraged by Mandaric.

The manager has also drawn up a list of targets and made one inquiry yesterday only to find that the player had already done a deal with another club for January.

Jones and Mandaric have also discussed Mamady Sidibe and Jeremy Helan, whose loans run out after tomorrow’s game against Charlton. A decision has yet to be revealed, as in the case of Jay Bothroyd, whose loan expires on January 2.

“I’m in meetings with the chairman until he goes away; we’re

full pelt on that,” said Jones. “We’re talking about players we can get to help the squad. There are lots of things going on and they will be discussed over the next few days.

“The chairman wants me to be active (in the transfer window), which is good. But it’s finding the right players that are prepared to join this group of people and have that same commitment and desire and hopefully help us to achieve what we want.

“Basically we’ve started to make inroads into what we’re looking for and putting out feelers. But nobody is going to give you an answer now because, with so many games over Christmas, there could be injuries or whatever.”

Jones wants “more than one” player. It is not yet known whether signings would be loans or full deals: “You see what’s about,” he said.