Sheffield Wednesday are going to have to be smart in the transfer window with Darren Moore still unsure what his transfer budget is, but someone like Lee Gregory has to be avoided because of his very poor recent goalscoring record, according to Sheffield Wednesday legend Carlton Palmer.
Moore will know that a lot of his signings this summer will likely have to be free agents, loan signings or potentially players entering the twilight years of their career, but Gregory surely won’t be appealing considering he’s managed just 10 goals in his last 61 games for both Stoke City and Derby County.
Gregory has been touted as a potential target for Moore’s side who will be looking to bounce back at the first time of asking despite all the uncertainty away from the pitch with players not being paid.
Fans and pundits acknowledge that Moore has to bring in players with experience and ones that have done it in League One before at both ends of the pitch, but Gregory shouldn’t be entertained as a potential signing according to Palmer, who spoke passionately on the topic exclusively to Football FanCast:
“When he scored those goals for Milwall, it was a long time ago and in his 40 league appearances for Stoke in the 2019/20 season, he scored seven goals.
“Darren’s got to get some experience in but it will boil down to the finances available to him. If you go back through his goal-scoring records in recent years, it’s not been very good. So, I’d rather take somebody from a lower division, who’s scoring goals, and is in-form.”
Gregory has been there and done it in League One before when he helped spearhead Milwall into the Championship with his 18 goals in 41 games as well as two goals in three play-off games that same season.
His move to Stoke City has certainly not worked out so maybe a move down a league under Moore who appears to be a superb man-manager could help him find his confidence if he is not looking for a huge wage packet.