With less than a fortnight to go until the Transfer Window closes, plenty of deals are still to be done before deadline day on January 31st.

From promotion candidates looking to strengthen their squad to strugglers looking for new faces to stave off relegation fears, this month is a chance for clubs to spend some cash.

The Examiner's Blake Welton catches up with experts from each of the 24 clubs to discuss where each side may need to strengthen before the end of the month.

Aston Villa – Gregg Evans, Villa Reporter for The Birmingham Mail

Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson (left) is a January Transfer target for Steve Bruce's Aston Villa.
Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson (left) is a January Transfer target for Steve Bruce's Aston Villa.

Villa have already strengthened the area of most concern by bringing in Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone on loan until the end of the season - but don't expect their business to end there.

Boss Steve Bruce would still like a new right-back with Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson on the radar.

Aly Cissokho is moving to Olympiacos so a back-up left-back could also be sourced as the Frenchman's replacement.

Norwich City utility man Robbie Brady is high on Bruce's wish-list and his arrival could plug that gap.

It's central midfield where Villa are prioritising right now, though.

Were Villa to land Brady, he will occupy an advanced midfield role. Of course his versatility would also help in times of need.

Nottingham Forest midfielder Henri Lansbury is also a wanted man, Villa having made an enquiry for the player and are waiting to hear back from their Championship rivals.

As for outgoings, there aren't expected to be too many, either.

Young goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini could head back to Italy if a suitable offer is received while teenagers Andre Green, Keinan Davis and Harry McKirdy could also leave on loan.

Possible Recruits: Jordan Rhodes (Middlesbrough), James Bree (Barnsley), Conor Hourihane (Barnsley)

Barnsley – Doug O'Kane, Sports Editor at The Barnsley Chronicle

Sam Winnall has already left Barnsley for pastures new this January Transfer Window - Sheffield Wednesday.
Sam Winnall has already left Barnsley for pastures new this January Transfer Window - Sheffield Wednesday.

The Tykes main task is keeping hold of their best players - Conor Hourihane, Josh Scowen, Marley Watkins and James Bree are all out of contract at the end of the season while Sam Winnall has already left to join Sheffield Wednesday.

Marc Roberts is another who has been linked with a big-money move to the Premier League and although Head coach Paul Heckingbottom says he has had assurances that players will stay for the rest of the season you never know what will happen if a massive multi-million bid comes in.

If anyone does leave, Barnsley will probably sign a replacement but cover at full-back is an area they are looking at with Andy Yiadom at the Africa Cup of Nations.

Possible Recruits: Main aim is to keep the current squad together.

Birmingham City – Brian Dick, Birmingham City writer for The Birmingham Mail

Crystal Palace's Bakary Sako (right) is a January Transfer target for Birmingham City.
Crystal Palace's Bakary Sako (right) is a January Transfer target for Birmingham City.

Gianfranco Zola has said he wants three new players in the January transfer window to help with his transition of Blues' playing style.

In reality he probably needs double that - though a trolley dash of half-a-dozen new recruits in a single month wouldn't be the way to go.

Clearly central midfield is an issue for the Italian, with West Bromwich Albion's Craig Gardner already joining on loan with a view to a permanent move and Rene Krhin linked from Spanish side Grenada.

There has also been a £4m bid for Bakary Sako, from which we can infer the Italian wants a left winger.

Also, Blues only have one left back at the club following the injury to Rhoys Wiggins and while the performances of Jonathan Grounds have been pretty good - that is clearly an area of concern.

And, of course, no football manager ever feels like they have enough strikers. Even with the in-form Lukas Jutkiewicz leading the line superbly, Che Adams as an option and Clayton Donaldson returning from injury - Zola is likely to have his eye out for a 'different kind of forward'.

Possible Recruits: Rene Krhin (Grenade), Wayne Routledge (Swansea City), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea, on-loan)

Blackburn Rovers - Paul Wheelock, Sports Writer at The Chester Chronicle

Blackburn Rovers' Ben Marshall could be on his way out of Ewood Park this month.
Blackburn Rovers' Ben Marshall could be on his way out of Ewood Park this month.

Whether Rovers will be able to make the signings their squad desperately need is completely dependent on the club's deeply unpopular owners Venky's, who sanctioned sales of £10m in the summer but let manager Owen Coyle spend just £250,000 of the proceeds.

With contract rebel Ben Marshall set to leave if Wolves stump up the asking price, Coyle will need to strengthen at right-back and he has been linked with Rennes' Dimitri Cavare.

He also lined-up a deals for Lens centre-back Abdoul Ba and Vancouver Whitecaps attacking midfielder Giles Barnes before the close of the summer transfer window - and they could be ones he revisits if he gets the go-ahead from Venky's.

And, with doubts over the future of on-loan Swansea City striker Marvin Emnes, Coyle may want to add up front, too.

But, as with everything at Rovers, the owners will have the final say and, perhaps apart from the 2016 January transfer window, their main focus has been on selling players, rather than buying them, for some now time. It would be a surprise if that was to change this month.

Possible Recruits: Dimitri Cavare (Rennes), Abdoul Ba (Lens), Giles Barnes (Vancouver Whitecaps)

Brentford – Tom Moore, Football Writer at Get West London

Brentford FC's Scott Hogan is a wanted man by a host of Premier League sides.
Brentford FC's Scott Hogan is a wanted man by a host of Premier League sides.

A striker and a midfielder are the main priorities for Brentford during this transfer window.

Top scorer Scott Hogan appears to have played his last game for the west Londoners with West Ham United and Watford both interested in the 24-year-old.

Once his departure is confirmed, Brentford will need to work quickly to bring in a replacement.

Away from Hogan, head coach Dean Smith has made it clear that a midfielder is his priority explaining: “We'd like someone who can break play up, keep it simple but have mobility as well.”

Smith is also keen to add width to his team after Sullay Kaikai was recalled by Crystal Palace.

The Bees brought Jota back from his spell at Eibar but are in the market for another wide player with former Liverpool man Sergi Canos top of the list after his impressive loan spell last season.

Possible Recruits: Sergi Canos (Norwich City)

Brighton & Hove Albion – Brian Owen, Sports Writer at The Argus

Will concerns over the long-term fitness of Brentford's Alan Judge scupper a move to the Seagulls?
Will concerns over the long-term fitness of Brentford's Alan Judge scupper a move to the Seagulls?

The Seagulls keep transfer targets under wraps but gave a huge clue as to what they see as a missing piece when they agreed a deal for Alex Pritchard at the end of the summer window.

Pritchard then did a late U-turn, almost literally, on his way to sign and headed off to Norwich City instead.

That made it pretty obvious the club were after someone to play in behind a striker and offer the option of a 4-4-1-1 set-up.

Alan Judge is known to be player they are keen on but his injury problems could keep that one on the back burner at the moment.

Robbie Keane was on their radar and they were keen on David Nugent before he went to Derby – but only as a loan addition. Chris Hughton continues to talk about a quiet month while some fanciful names are linked with the Amex.

Possible Recruits: Alan Judge (Brentford), Glenn Murray (AFC Bournemouth, currently on-loan at the club).

Bristol City - Andy Stockhausen, Sports Writer at The Bristol Post

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson has already been busy during this January Transfer Window.
Bristol City manager Lee Johnson has already been busy during this January Transfer Window.

The Robins hit the ground running, recruiting three new players within six days of the transfer window reopening on January 1.

The club paid a bargain-basement six-figure fee for Hertha Berlin midfielder Jens Hegeler, a former Germany Under-21 international with Champions League experience.

Cesena striker Milan Djuric, a Bosnian international who stands at 6ft 6in, was next through the door, City laying out £1.5m to land him on a two and a half year contract.

And Bailey Wright completed a busy few days at Ashton Gate when arriving from Championship rivals Preston North End. City paid an undisclosed six-figure fee for the Australia international centre-back, who made his debut alongside Hegeler and Djuric in the FA Cup third round tie against Fleetwood Town.

City remain in the market for further new signings and head coach Lee Johnson is looking to bring in a winger and a full-back. The club are keen to retain the services of their best players and have rejected an initial bid of around £500,000 from QPR for midfielder Luke Freeman.

Possible Recruits: Luke Freeman (Queens Park Rangers)

Burton Albion – Ashley Wilkinson, Burton Albion writer at The Burton Mail

Coventry City's Marvin Sordell has moved to Burton Albion during this January Transfer Window.
Coventry City's Marvin Sordell has moved to Burton Albion during this January Transfer Window.

The Brewers have had a productive start to the January transfer window – bolstering their forward options in the opening week by bringing in Marvin Sordell from Coventry City and Luke Varney from Ipswich Town.

It is necessary to focus on forward signings – Albion are yet to score in 2017. At 34, Varney is very much a signing for now rather than the future (although he suffered a punctured lung on his debut), while Sordell will be itching to prove a point after a few years of struggle).

Luke Murphy is an accomplished Championship midfielder and he arrived from Leeds United on loan to provide more service to the front men – but it would not be a surprise to see more forward options come in.

Of the players linked to Albion, many have merely been speculative links – Albion have no interest in Ross County’s Liam Boyce for example, while Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone was never a target.

Expect more signings before the end of the window to bolster Albion’s attack in their fight for Championship survival.

Possible Recruits: N/A

Cardiff City – Dominic Booth, Sports Writer at WalesOnline

Could Anthony Pilkington be on his way out for Cardiff City this January Transfer Window?
Could Anthony Pilkington be on his way out for Cardiff City this January Transfer Window?

Despite the arrivals of Greg Halford (from Rotherham United) and Ibrahim Meite (Harrow Borough) it's been a quieter January transfer window than many of us imagined at Cardiff City so far.

Dutch playmaker Lex Immers has been released, as Neil Warnock looks to mould the Bluebirds' squad in his image.

Aberdeen's Jonny Hayes remains a target, with Cardiff reportedly told to look elsewhere by the Dons, but pace is a necessity for Warnock.

You can tell the former QPR and Crystal Palace manager is frustrated at a lack of signings, with many Championship clubs putting a premium on their best players, meaning Cardiff have looked elsewhere.

League One pair Luke Daniels (Scunthorpe) and Paul Anderson (Northampton) have both been linked, with a goalkeeper and pacey forward at the top of Warnock's January wishlist.

If he's to bring in the required quality in both positions however, players will have to be sold to balance the books - Anthony Pilkington, Craig Noone and Emyr Huws are among those who could leave.

Possible Recruits: Jonny Hayes (Aberdeen), Luke Daniels (Scunthorpe), Paul Anderson (Northampton)

Derby County – Steve Nicholson, Chief Football Writer at the Derby Telegraph

Middlesbrough's David Nugent has moved to Derby County during this January Transfer Window.
Middlesbrough's David Nugent has moved to Derby County during this January Transfer Window.

The Rams have already brought in midfielder Julien de Sart (on loan) and striker David Nugent (£2.5m) but left back is currently a problem position with four players injured

With Marcus Olsson, Max Lowe, Craig Forsyth and Ikechi Anya injured it would not be a surprise to see Derby dip into the loan market, with Brendan Galloway thought to be a target – currently on loan at West Bromwich Albion from Everton.

Manager Steve McClaren is also keen to boost the team’s creativity and goals’ tally – they are the second lowest scorers in the Championship.

Derby had a bid rejected for Nottingham Forest’s attacking midfielder Henri Lansbury and would like to recall striker Chris Martin from his season-long loan at Fulham, although the Cottagers want to keep the player.

Possible Recruits: Henri Lansbury (Nottingham Forest), Brendan Galloway (Everton, on-loan at West Bromwich Albion)

Fulham – Paul Warburton, Sports Writer at Get West London

A lot of Fulham FC January Transfer Window could depend on the future of on-loan forward Chris Martin.
A lot of Fulham FC January Transfer Window could depend on the future of on-loan forward Chris Martin.

The Cottagers may need a forward to replace Chris Martin if the Derby County striker gets his way and returns to his parent club.

The Whites are digging their heels in at the moment over any move back to Pride Park, but may have to accept the inevitable if the striker sits on his haunches.

Middlesbrough's Jordan Rhodes would be a legitimate target, but head coach Slavisa Jokanovic also has extensive contacts within La Liga where he played and has a second home.

He also needs another central defender to augment the four already in place - none have set the pulses racing thus far, although Chelsea's Tomas Kalas stands a decent chance of turning a loan deal into a permanent one at the end of the season.

Meanwhile, forwards Matt Smith and Cauley Woodrow are destined for loan spells, but may earn a reprieve if Martin gets his way.

Possible Recruits: Jordan Rhodes (Middlesbrough)

Huddersfield Town – Blake Welton, Football Writer at The Huddersfield Examiner

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It's probably the worst kept secret in the SkyBet Championship that David Wagner's side are short of firepower upfront and that will be the position the club look to strengthen.

Too many times Huddersfield Town have seen games slip from their grasp due to their inability to take chances in front of goal and its a staggering fact the side have failed to win a league game by more than one solitary goal.

However, don't expect the club to break the bank to bring a targetman to the John Smith's Stadium – the club working wonders at the top of the table on a shoestring budget compared to their wealthier rivals.

Whoever comes in will have to fit into the 'Terrier Identity' the German Head Coach has cultivated – a mixture of good football with hard work and intense pressing.

Possible Recruits: Danny Ward (Rotherham United), Terrence Boyd (RB Leipzig II), Collin Quaner (Union Berlin II)

Ipswich Town - Darren Campbell, Breaking News Liveblogger at Birmingham Mail

Ipswich Town have struggled to replace Daryl Murphy goals since his move to Newcastle United.
Ipswich Town have struggled to replace Daryl Murphy goals since his move to Newcastle United.

This could be a vital transfer window for Mick McCarthy if he is to have any prospect of saving Ipswich from a highly disappointing finish in the Championship this season.

Goals have proven hard to come by for Town, who remain among the division's five lowest scoring sides.

Selling former top scorer Daryl Murphy to Newcastle United just days before the August transfer deadline without getting in a proper replacement didn't help matters, so filling this gap remains a priority for McCarthy this month.

There could well be a follow-up on the failed bid for Barnsley's Marley Watkins back in August, while Rotherham's Danny Ward and Fulham's Cauley Woodrow have been heavily linked.

Question marks still loom over the full-back positions too, particularly with some reports suggesting captain Luke Chambers may be in Wolves' sights.

Possible Recruits: Marley Watkins (Barnsley), Danny Ward (Rotherham United), Cauley Woodrow (Fulham), Will Grigg (Wigan Athletic), Oliver Hawkins (Dagenham & Redbridge), Shay Logan (Aberdeen), Max Power (Wigan Athletic)

Leeds United – David Dubas Fisher, Sports Data Journalist at Trinity Mirror

Leeds United's Pontus Jansson (right) has been a revelation at Elland Road since joining on loan in the summer.
Leeds United's Pontus Jansson (right) has been a revelation at Elland Road since joining on loan in the summer.

Leeds are looking stronger this season than they have at any point since their relegation from the Premier League back in 2004 and as such aren’t expected to make too many signings despite the recent investment by Andrea Radrizzani.

That said, signing on-loan centre-back Pontus Jansson on a permanent basis is a priority. The Swedish centre-back has impressed this season and looks capable of playing at a higher level than in the Championship.

The club have an option to sign the Torino player on a permanent deal and it’s more a question of when rather than if they’ll exercise that.

Fans would also love to see Kyle Bartley’s loan turned into a permanent move, but his impressive performances mean that Swansea City may not be keen on letting him go.

Any other signings are likely to just be for cover or for young players with a view to the future in mind.

Possible Recruits: Pontus Jansson (Torino, currently on loan at the club), Emilio Izaguirre (Celtic), Alexandru Maxim (Stuttgart), Sergi Canos (Norwich City), Ashley Fletcher (West Ham United)

Newcastle United – Mark Douglas, Newcastle United Editor at The Chronicle

AFC Bournemouth's Callum Wilson is a target for SkyBet Championship pacesetters Newcastle United.
AFC Bournemouth's Callum Wilson is a target for SkyBet Championship pacesetters Newcastle United.

The Magpies began the transfer window looking at making one or two additions - and were keeping an eye on the loan market to take Premier League fringe men.

But as the window has progressed it’s become harder for the the club to do business for the players they want with an additional factor being the number of injuries they’ve picked up – Dwight Gayle now also facing a spell on the sidelines.

The club are looking for a creative midfielder and a winger – and if they signed another striker it would be a perfect window but have already missed out on Ruben Loftus-Cheek while Tom Cleverley went to Watford.

The presence of Mike Ashley at the last two games has led to talk that he’s closing the purse strings but in reality, United never wanted to do too much in this window. Money is there for the right man - Callum Wilson of Bournemouth interests Benitez – but it’s more likely to be a late loan deal.

Possible Recruits: Tom Cairney (Fulham), James McCarthy (Everton), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)

Norwich City – Michael Bailey, Sports Writer at The Pink Un

A lot of Norwich City's January Transfer dealings could be dependent on Robbie Brady's future at the club.
A lot of Norwich City's January Transfer dealings could be dependent on Robbie Brady's future at the club.

What the Canaries need and what they will do are probably two separate things in this window.

They already have a squad good enough to be successful, but really require more striker options - someone in a Nahki Wells or Scott Hogan mould as well as defensive reinforcements, be that either full-back or centrally.

But essentially this window entirely depends on who they sell - they want to cut costs, their faltering promotion hopes have made it a pressing issue, and then it's a case of replacing who they sell with someone cheaper.

Martin Olsson has already joined Swansea City with Robbie Brady seems destined to follow.

Big earners like Steven Naismith and John Ruddy could leave as well as Sergi Canos, who sums up City's recent recruitment and financial situation given they only signed the 19-year-old in the summer.

Possible Recruits: Conor Hourihane (Barnsley), Tom Lawrence (Leicester City, on-loan to Ipswich Town) and Bojan Jokic (Free Agent)

Nottingham Forest – James Pallatt, Digital Sports Editor at The Nottingham Post

Nottingham Forest's Henri Lansbury (left) is a wanted man for a host of rival SkyBet Championship clubs.
Nottingham Forest's Henri Lansbury (left) is a wanted man for a host of rival SkyBet Championship clubs.

Such are their problems at the minute, Nottingham Forest almost require wholesale changes in January.

The players they have got are under-performing, and several are attracting interest from other clubs.

The one they seem most likely to lose is former Arsenal man Henri Lansbury, so reinforcements in midfield are almost certain to be needed.

Due to injuries, full-back has been a particular problem this season, so an addition there would not go amiss.

And with Nicklas Bendtner not really hitting the ground running and Britt Assombalonga having had injury problems, like most clubs, they could do with another striker.

In that sense, Grimsby Town forward Omar Bogle is someone they have been linked with for a while.

There have been very few other names bandied about, though Falkirk midfielder Craig Sibbald is one.

And one player some fans have said they would like to see back at the City Ground is left-back Bojan Jokic, who spent part of last season on loan at Forest and has since been released by Villarreal.

Possible Recruits: Omar Bogle (Grimsby Town), Craig Sibbald (Falkirk)

Preston North End – Dave Seddon, PNE Reporter for the Lancashire Evening Post

Simon Grayson has a limited budget at Preston North End this January Transfer Window.
Simon Grayson has a limited budget at Preston North End this January Transfer Window.

North End's focus in the January transfer window is on their forward line.

They conducted three pieces of business the minute the window opened, registering deals for former Morecambe winger Tom Barkhuizen and Dundalk pair Andy Boyle and Daryl Horgan. All three deals had been agreed ahead of January, with the button pressed on January 1.

It leaves them time to maybe add a striker to the mix, but only if the right player becomes available - PNE don't tend to 'collect' players and do business for the sake of it.

Ipswich have had an offer rejected by North End for Jordan Hugill. Should he stay, I can still see them being in the market for a front man, perhaps on loan.

Staying in budget is key, they don't have the financial power to go shopping at the top end of the market.

With Bailey Wright sold to Bristol City and Alex Baptiste injured, they are a little bit short of cover at the back. But probably only another injury would push them into the market for a defender.

Possible Recruits: N/A

Queens Park Rangers - Paul Warburton, Sports Writer at Get West London

Hugo Rodallega, once of Wigan Athletic, is a January Transfer target for Queens Park Rangers.
Hugo Rodallega, once of Wigan Athletic, is a January Transfer target for Queens Park Rangers.

QPR want a forward who can plug the gap of a woeful return in the final third.

David Nugent was top of the list but after moving to Derby County, Hugo Rodallega could be lined up instead.

There could be plenty of space elsewhere as well, after boss Ian Holloway made it plain the exit door might be as busy as the entrance.

Attacking midfielder Tjaronn Chery has left to play in China after failing to agree a new contract, Sandro has moved to Turkish outfit Antalyaspor while Karl Henry's days also look numbered.

One of the two Poles signed in the summer, Ariel Borysiuk, has also hinted at home sickness and failed to claim a permanent spot in Rangers midfield.

Possible Recruits: Hugo Rodallega (Akhisar Belediyespor)

Reading – Jonathan Low, Sports Writer at Get Reading

Defender Tiago Ilori has signed a permanent deal for Reading FC from Liverpool FC.
Defender Tiago Ilori has signed a permanent deal for Reading FC from Liverpool FC.

The Royals could do with strengthening up front and in defence with Jaap Stam making no secret he is looking to add to his squad during the transfer window.

Tiago Ilori has signed from Liverpool, which will add competition for places in the defence in a deal which dragged for several days.

Meanwhile attack-wise Reading could do with another striker to ease the workload on Yann Kermorgant - fellow frontman Deniss Rakels is injured while Dominic Samuel is inexperienced.

Scott Hogan was mentioned in some papers, but that was quashed immediately by Stam, insisting the club has nowhere near £9m to spend on a player.

Jordon Mutch of Crystal Palace has been identified as a target but that has gone quiet in recent days.

Possible Recruits: Jordan Mutch (Crystal Palace)

Rotherham United - Anthony Styles, Freelance Millers Writer

Rotherham United's Danny Ward in action with Huddersfield Town's Tommy Smith.
Rotherham United's Danny Ward in action with Huddersfield Town's Tommy Smith.

Defence has to be the place to start for a team that's conceded so many goals with full-back a particular position of concern.

Last season survival was due to a resolute back four which has gone missing this season with the midfield revolving as opposed to evolving this term as well.

Richie Smallwood has been recalled from Scunthorpe to shore up the defensive side of midfield while the one shining light to join in summer, Izzy Brown, was recalled to Chelsea before joining Huddersfield Town on loan for the rest of the season.

Weak signings by short term gaffer Alan Stubbs have set the club back with too many disappointing, with upfront another area looking short – particularly with the amount of interest in Danny Ward.

If he goes that leaves Jerry Yates, a promising youngster from within our own development, Dexter Blackstock and Peter Odemwingie until Jan 25th if his short term deal isn't extended.

Possible Recruits: At least one forward, two in midfield and a couple of full-backs.

Sheffield Wednesday - Molly Keyworth, Broadcast Journalist Student at University of Salford

Callum McManaman has already joined Sheffield Wednesday from West Bromwich Albion on-loan for the rest of the season.
Callum McManaman has already joined Sheffield Wednesday from West Bromwich Albion on-loan for the rest of the season.

Currently in the play-off mix, an all-rounder in the middle of the park is a necessity for the Owls to continue their promotion push for the Premier League.

The transfer window has already seen defender Morgan Fox join from Charlton Athletic and winger Callum McManaman move to the club on-loan from West Bromwich Albion.

The latest name linked to Hillsborough is Conor Hourihane who currently plays up the M1 at Barnsley FC, the midfielder drawing a lot of speculation after team mate Sam Winnall signed from the Tykes last week.

Other names rumoured include Peruvian Jefferson Farfan.

The forward, who’s currently a free agent after leaving Al Jazira in October, has had spells in the Bundesliga and Wednesday are said to be in pole position to signing him.

Possible Recruits: Conor Hourihane (Barnsley), Jefferson Farfan (Free Agent)

Wigan Athletic – Paul Kendrick, Football Correspondent at The Wigan Evening Post

Could Derby County's Jamie Hanson (right) be on his way to Wigan Athletic this month?
Could Derby County's Jamie Hanson (right) be on his way to Wigan Athletic this month?

The Latics went into the transfer window looking to improve in all four areas of the park.

They've already moved fast to bring in a new goalkeeper, with Jakob Haugaard joining on loan from Stoke City to replace the injured Adam Bogdan.

Right-back Callum Connolly joined on loan from Everton on the eve of Saturday's clash at Burton, and marked his debut in style with both goals in a vital victory.

Boss Warren Joyce will now switch his sights to midfield and attack, with the Latics desperately looking to improve on their meagre tally of 22 goals scored from their 26 matches.

Joyce has already moved to bring back Sam Morsy midway through a season-long loan at Barnsley, while former Reading man Jem Karacan and Derby's Jamie Hanson are also believed to be active targets.

Up top, Joyce is expected to use his contacts in the loan market to bring in at least one striker, with Craig Davies having departed and Adam Le Fondre expected to follow, as well as one creative outlet to ease the burden on Yanic Wildschut.

Possible Recruits: Jem Karacan (Free Agent) and Jamie Hanson (Derby County)

Wolverhampton Wanderers – Steve Wollaston, Audience Development Editor, Birmingham Mail

Is Aston Villa's Ashley Westwood on his way to Wolverhampton Wanderers this month?
Is Aston Villa's Ashley Westwood on his way to Wolverhampton Wanderers this month?

Realistically speaking, Wolves are planning for next season - the play-offs are too far out of the grasp of Paul Lambert's side, but that doesn't mean the season is over.

To plan for success next season means that Wolves have a good second-half of the season with the green shoots of recovery already visible for all to see and a new era definitely being built at the club.

This is an era that should have started when Fosun took over from Steve Morgan as owners of the club but what actually happened was a catastrophic experiment that saw a raft of continental signings and the bizarre and unsuccessful appointment of Walter Zenga.

Now with the Italian sacked, Lambert is steering the ship to safer waters.

The squad is huge so there won't be too many coming into the squad - there will be exits though as Lambert seeks to have a more structured and traditional Championship team structure in mind - he knows what works in this league, and he knows what doesn't.

He will be looking to add two or three quality Championship players to the group and move out as many as he possibly can.

Possible Recruits: Ben Marshall (Blackburn Rovers), Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa), Ross McCormack (Aston Villa)

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