SIMON GRAYSON is determined to wait for the type of striker signing which will help Huddersfield Town blossom in the Championship.
Having sold leading marksman Jordan Rhodes to Blackburn Rovers for £8m, fans have been eager to hear of a replacement being drafted in.
Grayson missed out on his former Leeds frontman Jermaine Beckford as the August transfer window and he’s been unable to strike a suitable deal for the Leicester goal-getter since the loan transfer window opened last Saturday.
Simon Church of Reading is another to be firmly on Grayson’s radar, but he’s willing to wait for the quality signing who might make an impact later in the campaign.
The emergency loan window is open until November 4 and players can be signed for a maximum of 93 days (their own clubs retaining a 28-day recall clause). “I have said all along that if we are going to get somebody they are going to be better than we already have,” said Grayson, who will give late fitness checks to Joel Lynch (Achilles) and Sean Scannell (hamstring) for the match against Derby County.
“At this moment in time, the ones we’ve been looking at are not available, so we will go along and see how things might change.
“That could be over the weekend or later, you just don’t know. It could be tomorrow!
"When you have a deal tied up at 10 to 11 (on deadline day for Beckford) and it doesn’t happen, then nothing surprises you.
“A player can be in someone’s plans one day and out of them the next, that’s the way football is.