Garry Monk responds when asked if Sheffield Wednesday could make signing before Leeds
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Garry Monk responds when asked if Sheffield Wednesday could make signing before Leeds

The Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk does not expect to add to his squad before Saturday’s game at Leeds United.

Wednesday were already in the market for a new striker – a need now increased by Monk’s revelation that Steven Fletcher will miss the next eight-to-10 weeks with a knee injury.

Eddie Nketiah is one of the players strongly linked with a move to Hillsborough this month, after Arsenal cut short his loan spell at Leeds.

The Athletic reported earlier this week that Nketiah would decide imminently between Wednesday, Bristol City and Nottingham Forest.

Monk, though, refused to comment on individual targets.

The former Leeds loanee Eddie Nketiah. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

And asked if anything could happen before the trip to Elland Road, the former Leeds boss replied via the official Sheffield Wednesday Facebook page: “I dunno. At this moment, no. As it stands today, no.

“But again, anything can happen overnight and things change very quickly. But we’re ready for that. As I said, we’re working hard. Everyone involved in that process is working hard to try and help that.

“As it stands today, no, for the weekend. But you could wake up tomorrow and it’ll be different. That’s the way this transfer market normally works.”

Fletcher had scored 12 goals in 22 Championship games before being struck down at Brighton last Saturday, which represented his best-ever season at Sheffield Wednesday.

Aside from the Scotland international, the Owls’ options currently comprise Athde Nuhiu, Sam Winnall and Jordan Rhodes.

But the trio have managed just six goals between them in the league, while Winnall and Rhodes have been linked with moves of their own this month.

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