Sheffield Wednesday are still being linked players despite the managerial uncertainty at Hillsborough.

Owls boss Steve Bruce is understood to have quit his post in an attempt to push through a move to his boyhood club, Newcastle United.

And there is no suggestion yet as to who could succeed him, with Chris Hughton already ruled out by the Mirror.

But the same publication claims Wednesday are keen on Wimbledon striker Joe Piggott, nonetheless.

It adds that the Owls ‘want to take advantage’ after Reading failed to get a deal for the player – who is said to be valued at a suspiciously low £250,000 – ‘over the line’.

Wimbledon striker Joe Piggott celebrates scoring against Reading. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Piggott, a physical but nimble centre-forward, scored 18 goals in 48 games for Wimbledon.

Under normal circumstances, he, at 25, is the type of signing a club like Sheffield Wednesday should be pursuing.

But unless the Owls can shed one, perhaps two of their current options in Piggott’s position, a move for the player – who is, according to his manager, on a long, secure contract at Wimbledon – seems unlikely.

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