Sheffield Wednesday: Owls stay on trail of Fryatt

Scorer Caolan Lavery celebrates during the 6-0 win against Leeds, with Liam Palmer and Jermaine and Reda Johnson

Scorer Caolan Lavery celebrates during the 6-0 win against Leeds, with Liam Palmer and Jermaine and Reda Johnson

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Wednesday may have plundered 12 goals in their last three home games but Stuart Gray wants to make sure that they can nick wins in closer contests where chances are hard to come by.

It will be an even more important requirement if Connor Wickham has to go back to Sunderland, with his loan due to end after the match at Millwall a week on Tuesday.

Gray admits that Matty Fryatt remains one of the players on his radar, but not Leroy Lita.

The chances of re-signing Fryatt could be improved with Hull having signed Nikica Jelavic from Everton and agreed a deal with West Brom for Shane Long.

Said Gray: “I’d love to bring two strikers in. There was a time when we weren’t scoring enough; we can’t complain about that now, after 12 goals in our last three Hillsborough matches.

“But there are going to be games where we don’t create so many chances. That’s when you need to be clinical. The type of player we’re looking at might be a one (goal) from two or three chances man.”

Fryatt scored four goals for the Owls on loan, but Hull wanted him back. “We know what Matty, can do,” said Gray. “He’s not our player. But when a team get a player in, it’s a domino effect when we might be able to get him in. It’s a case of chipping away.

“We want these Premier League clubs to get their business done pretty quickly so we can get these players in.”

Centre half Taylor McKenzie, an unused sub against Macclesfield, has joined Gainsborough on loan, with Martin Taylor and Kamil Zayatte back in training.

The 6-0 win against Leeds has been voted Performance of the Week by the League Managers Association.