According to the Daily Mail, it is understood that Sky Bet Championship duo Sheffield Wednesday and Wigan Athletic have made deadline day moves for Scunthorpe United’s Josh Morris. The prolific winger, who has netted 19 goals for the Iron in 34 appearances this season, would cost around £1.5million.
It remains to be seen if the Owls or the Latics would be prepared to make such a move for the player. Carlos Carvalhal and Warren Joyce have submitted enquiries, and if a deal were to go through, it is likely to go right down to the wire.
Graham Alexander would love to keep the player at Glanford Park and help them secure the Sky Bet League One title, or at the very least, promotion back into the English second tier. However, Scunthorpe are a club which is known to cash in on their prized assets if the price suits, using Gary Hooper and Andy Keogh as examples of this. The club sit top of the table, but could Morris be tempted by a promotion push with Wednesday or join the Joyce revolution at the DW Stadium?
Morris, who has netted four goals in his last five games, made a permanent move to Scunny over the summer on a free transfer after an unproductive spell at Bradford City last season. He is now stranger to Alexander, who signed the player for Fleetwood and played a major part in their promotion into League One and their survival at that level. He is understandably attracting big interest on the back of his goalscoring exploits, but will he make the move before 11pm tonight?