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Are Derby County set to make a move for this Championship striker?

Derby County once again find themselves in the Championship promotion picture and after a victory at Deepdale against Preston North End on Monday, which ended the clubs eight-game winless run Gary Rowett’s side sits fifth in the league table.

With both Fulham and Aston Villa looking comfortable for at least the playoffs this season, it’s going to be a shootout between 7 teams who make up the final two playoff spots.

One of Derby’s biggest problem in the last few games has been finding the back of the net as throughout March they only scored 3 times in 4 matches, and this is something manager Gary Rowett will want to put right if they are to get a playoff spot come May.

The ‘Rams’ completed the signing of Cameron Jerome in January to bolster their attacking options but he has only found the back of the net on 1 occasion since joining the club and with other striker Sam Winnall sidelined for the rest of the season, Jerome is going to have to step up and support leading goalscorer Matej Vydra if the club are to be successful this season.

Despite adding to his attack in January Rowett is already rumoured to be looking at adding to it this summer with the Derby Telegraph linking the club with fellow Championship striker Lee Gregory.

Lee Gregory – Having moved down south in 2014, Lee Gregory has become a fan favourite at Millwall having found the back of the net on 54 occasions for ‘The Lions’, including 10 times this season.

With the striker already been proven and established at Championship level it could be seen as a very good move for Derby as they would be getting a striker who certainly knows where the back of the net is.

Derby fans would you like to see Lee Gregory at Pride Park next season? Let us know in the comments section…

Sheffield Wednesday should look to sign this free Italian agent

Sheffield Wednesday have had a disappointing start to the new Championship season as they have only picked up 1 win in their opening 5 games. 

Last season following the clubs play-off semi final defeat to Huddersfield Town, the club back their manager Carlos Carvalhal as he was handed a new contract with the Yorkshire outfit.

The ‘Owls’ board also gave the club money to spend in the window as Carvalhal bought in 3 new signings. Joost van Aken joined from SC Heerenveen, and Frederico Venancio and Jacob Butterfield joined on loan from Vitoria Setubal and Derby County respectively.

The deal to bring Butterfield to Hillsborough saw striker Sam Winnall go in the opposite direction and join Derby on a season long loan deal.

With the ‘Owls’ letting Winnall join Derby and the fact that the club have only scored 4 goals in their opening 5 fixtures the club should turn to Italian free agent Guiseppe Rossi.

Giuseppe Rossi –  After playing for Celta Vigo last season whilst on loan from Fiorentina, the Italian managed to find the back on 6 occasions in all competitions, before his season was cut short by an injury which he is expected to have recovered from in the coming weeks.

He has been at his most prolific whilst in La Liga as he has scored 64 goals and provided 20 assists in his 170 games, and if Sheffield Wednesday and Carlos Carvalhal were to take a chance on the striker, the club would be getting a quick left footed striker who is known for his goal scoring and creativity and could prove a useful addition for the club.

Sheffield Wednesday fans do you need another striker? Would Rossi would be good addition to your squad? Let us know in the comments section…