Sheffield Wednesday are keen to sign another striker during the January transfer window as they’ll be without Steve Fletcher for a number of weeks. The Owls aren’t short on options – Jordan Rhodes, Sam Winnall, Atdhe Nuhiu, Fernando Forestieri – but they’ve been short on goals without the 32-year-old in attack.
One player on their radar has been Connor Wickham. The 26-year-old has been short of playing time in the last 18 months due to a serious knee injury, so he may jump at the chance to join a club willing to give him regular football. Joe Bernstein of the Daily Mail said on Saturday that the Owls are leading the race for his signature.
Wickham has spent five years at Palace since joining from Sunderland, scoring and creating 16 goals in 48 appearances. He played in only eight games last season and has six appearances to his name this campaign, but the English striker has been unfortunate with injuries decimating his playing time.
Wickham has scored just two goals since November 2016, so he may be rusty and short of confidence, but Wednesday clearly feel they can get him back to his near best. Time will tell.