Sheffield Wednesday: Carvalhal looking but happy with his Owls lot

Gary Hooper
Gary Hooper

Boss Carlos Carvalhal has played down the prospect of Sheffield Wednesday being busy in the January transfer window.

It is believed the Owls, who lie two points off the Championship play-off positions, are keen on increasing the attacking options at their disposal.

As The Star confirmed last week, Wednesday are big admirers of Patrick Bamford and are monitoring the Chelsea striker’s situation.

The Owls have also been heavily linked with free agent Emmanuel Adebayor, who has previously represented Tottenham Hotspurs and Arsenal.

Although the transfer market reopened over the weekend, Carvalhal has ruled out multipe reinforcements.

He said: “We are looking in the market. We are doing well. We are not planning to move too many things in the squad. It will be a quiet transfer window. We will do small things.

“We are happy with our team and have two players fighting for each position.

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“We are looking to see what we need. If we bring in someone, it will be to improve the team.

“There is still a long way to go and a lot of games remaining so we want to make sure we have all positions covered.”

The Portuguese chief has confirmed Wednesday want to prolong Gary Hooper’s stay. The loan striker, who impressed in Saturday’s 1-0 triumph at Fulham, is due to return to parent club Norwich City after the Owls’ Yorkshire derby clash with Leeds United on January 16.

Hooper has netted just two goals in 11 outings but his all-round play caught the eye in West London as the visitors clinched only their third league away win of the campaign.

Carvalhal admitted: “I wish to keep Gary. He has been my first option since the beginning. We followed him for a long time and I wish that he will stay here. We will see.”