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Transfer news: Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray keen to utilise loan window

Image: Stuart Gray: Keen to add more new faces to his Sheffield Wednesday squad

Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray is still hopeful of adding new faces to his squad following the opening of the loan window.

Clubs outside of the Premier League can do business again from Tuesday and Wednesday have been linked with making further additions, despite already signing 12 new players this summer.

Hallam Hope and Royston Drenthe both arrived on loan – from Everton and Reading respectively – late in the transfer window and Gray is optimistic they could be joined by further new faces.

"The two boys that have come in have improved us and given us different options and me different headaches," he told the Sheffield Star.

"We’re always looking for players. You never give up. I’m not saying things won’t happen.

"We have got more irons in the fire. It’s always a case as well it is whether other clubs are willing to let players come out. We have players on international duty so fingers crossed they will be ok."

Drenthe has moved to Hilsborough on a six-month loan and is looking to show off his talents after his first year at Reading ended with exile from the first-team.

Off-field issues limited the 27-year-old to 24 appearances in all competitions before he was made to train with the Under-21s and not given a shirt number this summer.

When questioned about his reputation, the former Real Madrid winger said: "It might sound really weird if I say I don’t care about it, but I don’t care about what people say.

"I know who I am and what I’m capable of. I know what I do. The people who really know me know how I think about things.

"Some people thing they know me, so they speak about me. But they don’t know me.

"The only way I can prove myself to people is let my feet on the field speak for me.

"As long as I am a footballer I will think this way. Then I think I can shut people up."

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