Huddersfield Town are plotting a move for Stoke City striker Lee Gregory ahead of tomorrow’s transfer deadline, Football Insider understands.
The 32-year-old has recently recovered from a groin injury which saw him ruled out for almost two months but remains well down the pecking order at the Brittania.
A recruitment source told Football Insider that the Terriers are working frantically to bring in a new forward before tomorrow’s 11PM cut-off.
Gregory he has started just three times for Michael O’Neil’s side this season.
He joined the Potters in June 2019 following a five-year spell with Millwall.
The centre-forward took an unconventional route on his way to becoming an established Football League goalscorer at The Den.
He began his career with then-non-league Mansfield Town before moving to Conference North side Halifax Town in 2010.
In four-and-a-half seasons in West Yorkshire, Gregory played over 150 times before catching the eye of second-tier Millwall.
He has spent five of the last seven seasons in the second-tier, the Sheffield-born striker is well-versed in the demands of the Championship.
He has made 172 appearances in the division, scoring 37 goals and registering 17 assists.
Stoke are well-stocked in terms of attacking options, with Steven Fletcher, Sam Vokes and Tyrese Campbell all on the books for the 10th-place side.
Huddersfield on the other hand have less firepower up front and a forward of Gregory’s experience would likely be a welcome addition for fans.
Carlos Corberan’s side are without a win in six across all competitions and are currently sitting in 14th place, well off the pace in terms of the hunt for a playoff spot in the Championship.