Stuart Gray says positive news on Will Keane and Sergiu Bus helped ease the disappointment of failing to bring in a striker on emergency loan deadline day.
The Owls head coach revealed he placed several calls regarding players yesterday but received no positive response.
However he feels much more comfortable with his forward options heading towards next weekend’s clash with Huddersfield Town at Hillsborough.
Keane returned to Middlewood Road for light training on his recovery from a knee issue after initially being treated by parent club Manchester United.
And Bus took part in full first team training yesterday for the first time since suffering a groin injury prior to February’s clash with Derby.
“We had a few calls in about players but nothing materialised,” Gray told the Star.
“However, we’re looking a lot more healthy.
“Will Keane had a light training session and is likely to join in full training on Monday.
“And the Bus was in full training on Thursday and showed no ill effects.
“We’ve gone from being really light on forwards and having to recall Caolan Lavery to having plenty to choose from.
“It’s a good position to be in.”
Young goalkeeper Joe Wildsmith joined Barnsley on a youth loan in the Owls’ only piece of business yesterday.