Reported Sheffield Wednesday striker target Joe Pigott is proving himself to be an outstanding candidate for a host of Championship clubs ahead of the January transfer window.

The 6ft 2inch striker has been in excellent form for AFC Wimbledon.

According to TEAMtalk, Derby County, Bristol City and Birmingham City are keen.

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This comes after Wales Online claimed Swansea City and Reading were interested in the summer.

Wednesday, meanwhile, had their own links to Pigott in the summer of 2019 with the Mirror (live blog, 15/07, 14:49pm) highlighting their interest in the striker.

Pigott scored 18 goals in the 2018-19 season,

After a disrupted campaign last time out, the 26-year-old is back to his best and leading the League One charts with six goals and four assists in 13 games.

Whoscored rank him as the best striker in League One currently with a 7.42/10 rating. He has a joint-four MOTM awards, while averaging 5.5 aerial winners per game.

Pigott is evidently more than just goals. He is a team player, with AFC Wimbledon boss Glyn Hodges calling him a ‘leader’ as the striker takes over captain duties (London News Online).

Wednesday have desperately lacked a focal point upfront this season. The departure of Steven Fletcher left a void the club failed to fill during the summer.

The Owls have managed just seven goals in 13 Championship games to date.

Newly-appointed manager Tony Pulis will make Wednesday a stronger unit. However, he will be desperate for January to come around to improve the quality in the final third.

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Pigott could be the answer. He has all the ideal attributes to play upfront in a Tony Pulis side, while his contract situation means he could be available for a bargain price.

During the summer, Wales Online claimed AFC Wimbledon could accept as little as £200,000 for Pigott as the striker’s deal with the League One club ends in 2021.

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