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Owls and Stoke target Luke Jephcott enters barren spell after January links

Reported Sheffield Wednesday and Stoke City target Luke Jephcott has how gone seven games without a goal following speculation over a January transfer window move.

The Plymouth Argyle striker was in red hot form ahead of January.

Jephcott was among the leading scorers in League One with 16 goals, prompting plenty of talk of clubs sounding him out over a potential move to the Championship.

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According to The Sun, Sheffield Wednesday are rivalling Stoke City and Derby County in the race to sign Plymouth Argyle striker Luke Jephcott.

The Plymouth Herald quote Lowe as valuing Jephcott at £3.5 million.

Aged just 21, the young striker has demonstrated an abundance of potential and Plymouth boss Ryan Lowe claimed interest in him was inevitable.

But following talk of a potential move in January, Jephcott has since struggled for form and is currently on the longest run of games without a goal for over a year.

Jephcott has failed to find the net in his last seven League One outings, with Plymouth recording just one win in their last five as they’ve slipped into the bottom half.

Whether it’s coincidental or a potential result of the pressure from speculation, Plymouth will be hoping their leading scorer recovers his top form to help get their season back on track.

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Wednesday, meanwhile, have lacked a consistent goal scorer this season.

The Owls are the second lowest goal scorers in the Championship this season, netting just 24 goals in 34 games as relegation to League One is in danger of becoming a forgone conclusion.

Wednesday are seven points from safety with 12 games remaining. Finding the net has simply been a huge issue, with Callum Paterson leading their scoring charts with only six goals.

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