With the 2022 January transfer window now open, this will allow a variety of clubs such as Sheffield Wednesday, who are on the hunt for promotion back to the Championship, the chance to make some changes to their squad that will give them the best chance of achieving their main objective this season.
With that in mind, it seems as though the Yorkshire club have their eye on adding a new player to their ranks this month to help strengthen Darren Moore’s squad for the second half of the season which would surely please a lot of fans.
According to a recent report from Yorkshire Live by Owls journalist Dom Howson, Wednesday have inquired about the possibility of signing Brighton and Hove Albion defender Haydon Roberts on a loan deal until the end of the season.
As a product of Brighton’s youth academy, Roberts has made a total of 61 combined appearances for their U18 and U23 sides, scoring five goals and providing three assists along the way, which is a good return for a centre-back.
The 19-year-old has also made six appearances for Brighton’s first team, with all of them coming in the Carabao Cup, as well as being in their matchday squads in the Premier League on nine occasions this season, showing that he is on the fringes of breaking into Graham Potter’s side.
However, with no senior appearances under his belt this season, it could be beneficial for Brighton and Roberts to join Wednesday this month and get him some regular game time.
Given how Wednesday have conceded six goals in their two previous league matches against Sunderland and Shrewsbury Town, it’s easy to see why the club apparently have their eye on signing Roberts to help them fix up at the back and stop conceding goals that could cost them a promotion place.
Also, with Wednesday having the likes of Chey Dunkley, Dominic Iorfa and Lewis Gibson out with injuries, this only reinforces the need for a new defender to come in this month.
Moving forward, the Owls should definitely make an approach to Brighton to sign Roberts this month in a deal that could be beneficial for all parties if the defender can get regular game time at the Yorkshire club and help them win promotion.
Should they get a deal over the line, it will understandably leave supporters buzzing due to their defensive problems both from an injury and performance perspective.