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Gray still following Fryatt

Stuart Gray would like to bring Matty Fryatt back to Sheffield Wednesday, but appreciates Hull City may have plans for him.

Fryatt spent two months on loan at Hillsborough early in the 2013/14 campaign, and netted four times in nine appearances for the Owls.

He broke back into the Hull set-up upon his return to the KC Stadium, but remains on the fringes of the first team fold.

It remains to be seen whether he will be offered a new contract by the Tigers, but if fresh terms are tabled then Wednesday's efforts to re-sign a proven marksman may be scuppered.

The 28-year-old was on target at Wembley on Sunday as Hull beat Sheffield United 5-3 to book their place in the FA Cup final.

Speaking of Fryatt, Gray told the Sheffield Star: "The chairman has worked with him twice now, at Leicester and here.

"I think Matty enjoyed it here. But, at the end of the day, he's Hull City's player. I don't know whether Hull are going to offer him a new contract. I imagine Matty now is hoping to get in the FA Cup final team.

"I think the majority of the loans we brought in have been a reasonable success, and we're always looking for forwards to score the goals.

"I think Matty's got the ability to be up around that 20 mark, as long as you're providing the service and chances for him."

Gray added: "Matty will have a decision to make.

"We've looked after every loan player, got them fitter and sharper. It just shows that the loan market helps the parent clubs.

"Matty has probably benefited. Maybe he hasn't had as many games as he wanted in the league, so he'll probably have one eye on whether he's going to play regular football.

"I would imagine Steve (Bruce) will probably be looking to strengthen, and if they're in Europe as well he'll have to have a big enough squad."