Former Sheffield Wednesday striker and EFL pundit Clinton Morrison has urged his former club to snap up free agents Andre Gray and Junior Hoilett.
The summer transfer window has now shut. Sheffield Wednesday managed to get 12 new signings over the line, after what was a very difficult summer for the club.
But there’s a sense that 12 isn’t enough. Xisco Munoz’s side managed to get a fair few bodies in but they’re still lacking in certain areas of the pitch, and still lacking in quality.
Munoz has suggested that he’ll keep an eye on the free agent market though, with some impressive names up for grabs.
And Morrison has urged Wednesday to snap up experienced duo Gray and Hoilett; Gray was recently let go by Greek side Aris whilst Hoilett was released by Reading at the end of last season.
Morrison is quoted as saying:
“It’s a no-brainer for me, absolutely a no-brainer because Andre Gray is a person who has scored goals in the Championship throughout his career and ended up playing in the Premier League as well.
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“Hoilett is exciting as well; he is a winger that looks to take players on and has got pace and I think they need attacking players at that football club. They’ve stocked up well in the defence and the midfield, with the likes of Jeff Hendrick arriving.
“It’s a no-brainer for me, you need competition for places up front. I’d definitely be looking at both Hoilett and Gray because they are both exciting and they know the division inside out.”
Gray and Hoilett to Wednesday?
Gray is certainly a no-brainer. Wednesday didn’t do enough to bolster their attacking ranks this summer and now they have to wait until January to improve on that; unless they bring in someone like Gray, that is.
He’s definitely got the pedigree and he’s had a pre-season too, but expect there to be a number of clubs looking at the former Luton Town, Brentford, and Burnley man.
And Hoilett is another experienced name, but at 33 years old and having not had a pre-season, what attacking input he could have in the Championship remains to be seen.
Still, having his kind of experience and pedigree in the side can only help Munoz as he and his side vie to move out of the Championship’s bottom three.
Up next is a home game v Ipswich Town later in the month.