Some Bristol City supporters want their side to snap up Gary Hooper after another former Sheffield Wednesday striker suffered a serious injury this week.
Benik Afobe, who was on loan with the Owls in 2014, only moved to Bristol City on the final day of the summer transfer window.
But he could spend the rest of the campaign sidelined after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury earlier this week.
Afobe’s absence leaves Bristol City with only Famara Diedhiou and Andreas Weimann as senior strikers.
That could see the Robins turn to the free-agent market in a bid to strengthen their squad.
And Hooper, whose release was announced by Wednesday within hours of last season ending, is one of those who remains without a club.
Wilfred Bony, Ross McCormack, and Gary hooper all without clubs?
— Jon (@BristolFingers) September 19, 2019
Potential for Bony or Hooper on a free. You can sign free agents any time, as long as they were released before the transfer window ended.
— George (@georgesergeant) September 19, 2019
Gutted for Afobe ngl. Announce Gary Hooper @LeeJohnson
— Ashton (@ashtonwall93) September 19, 2019
— os (@olishepherd_) September 19, 2019
And Gary Hooper is still a free agent so I’m sure if you offer him a deal till Jan and then if he impresses give him till the end of the season, I’m sure he’d accept, dunno if he’s the answer tho but we haven’t got much choice
— Ashley Gent (@citylad_09) September 19, 2019
Yeah was just looking as well out of all the free agents Bony be high wages might not be able to get him. But Gary Hooper could still score a few goals and has experience in championship. However he may want a longer deal than short term. I’d probably wouldn’t sign Anichebe. pic.twitter.com/8oeUMmZlxD
— City Related (@related_city) September 19, 2019
Sign gary Hooper!
— philip bryant (@philipbryant180) September 19, 2019
Hooper scored or made 43 goals in 88 games for Sheffield Wednesday, who paid Norwich City £3 million to sign him in January 2016.
And despite having spent a season-and-a-half on the sidelines ahead of his return to action in March, the 31-year-old remained a popular figure with many Owls fans who wanted him to stay at Hillsborough.
According to Hooper’s latest Instagram story, the former Wednesday man is currently in the Ukrainian city of Odesa.