Sheffield Wednesday head into the January transfer window needing to strengthen their squad as the Owls seek to reserve their Championship status come the end of the season.
The Owls, who started with a points deduction, are currently 23rd and four points from safety.
Tony Pulis recorded his first win in nine attempts on Saturday after he replaced Garry Monk, beating Coventry City 1-0 at Hillsborough thanks to a Tom Lees winner.
While the three points are thoroughly welcome, goals and creativity remain a problem. January will be a big month for Wednesday and business must be done.
Here are three reported Wednesday targets seeking a January deal:
The Sun on Sunday (4 October; Page 59) claimed both Sheffield Wednesday and Queens Park Rangers were keen on him after he left Aston Villa at the end of his contract.
The 22-year-old winger spent last season on loan at Preston North End and Charlton Athletic. He has plenty of ability but remains a free agent after missing out on a summer move.
According to the Athletic, the Wednesday and QPR target is itching to get back into it in January though he is keen to make sure his next club are right for him.
Wednesday could certainly offer him plenty of game-time at Hillsborough.
According to a report by TEAMtalk in October, Sheffield Wednesday were keen on him while League Two side Salford City were also said to be in dialogue with him.
The 29-year-old versatile defender became a free agent after leaving Cardiff City.
Richards, who used to be on the books of Swansea City as a youngster, will be looking at a new club in January and Wednesday may continue to see him as an ideal option.
Dominic Iorfa’s injury which will see him miss the rest of the campaign leaves a void, while Moses Odubajo drew criticism following his incident at Nottingham Forest.
The Cameroon midfielder is still searching for a new club after leaving RoPS in the summer.
Sheffield Wednesday, Birmingham City, Queens Park Rangers and Nottingham Forest were all keen on signing the Kuate ahead of the October deadline, according to TEAMtalk.
But a move never materialised and Kuate will look at January as a second chance.
Wednesday have struggled in midfield. Massimo Luongo has endured fitness issues, while Joel Pelupessy has struggled to make much of an impact when called upon.
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