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EFL January transfers: Winnall joins the Owls, Nugent signs for Derby

17 January 2017

We've passed the midway stage of the January transfer window and many EFL clubs have already taken the opportunity to bolster their squads with the addition of some fresh faces.

This is a second look at the January transfer window so far. The first look at the comings and goings came at the start of the window.

Read more: Carruthers joins Blades, Sordell signs for Burton

Here's a look at some of the stand-out movement since then, as teams across the EFL look to add to what they have as we head into the business end of the season.

David Nugent - Middlesbrough > Derby County

He's a two-time promotion winner in the Sky Bet Championship, and David Nugent is now back in the division with Derby County.

A title win with Leicester in 2014 was followed by a runners-up promotion with Middlesbrough last year, and the striker certainly knows where the net is.

Steve McClaren's side have scored just 24 goals this term - only Wigan have netted fewer in the Championship - so Nugent could prove to be an astute signing.

"His record at this level is excellent," Rams boss McClaren explained to

“He’s a big-game player and that’s what we need with one or two fit strikers at the present moment. We were a bit short in that area so we needed quality and we’ve certainly got that with David.”

Sam Winnall - Barnsley > Sheffield Wednesday

The 25-year-old has made the move across Yorkshire in search of his second promotion in as many seasons after firing Barnsley up from Sky Bet League One last term.

The Wolverhampton-born front man has netted 11 league goals so far this season as he looks to match his tally of 23 from the previous campaign.

He’s linked up with the Owls off the back of a purple patch too – December proved to be his most fruitful spell in front of goal as he hit six goals in as many games to earn the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Month award.

🎥 Here's what the man himself @Winnall19 said after completing his switch to Wednesday

— Sheffield Wednesday (@swfc) January 13, 2017

Matt Crooks - Rangers > Scunthorpe United
Ivan Toney - Newcastle United > Scunthorpe United

Scunthorpe have signed two promising young talents on loan - a duo who already have plenty of EFL experience under their belts.

Matt Crooks joins from north of the border, having made just two appearances for Rangers after struggling with injury. Now he has an opportunity to again show his worth in the EFL after impressing with Accrington Stanley before his move to Scotland.

The second loan signing is Ivan Toney, who makes the switch from Newcastle. The 20-year-old striker spent the first half of this season with Shrewsbury Town, where he managed six goals in 19 league starts.

📹 PLAYER: Ivan Toney reacts to joining the Iron on loan from Newcastle United. For the full interview, visit @TheIronPlayerHD.

— Scunthorpe United FC (@SUFCOfficial) January 13, 2017

Luke Gambin - Barnet > Luton town

Luton Town completed the signing of Maltese international Luke Gambin from Barnet on Monday.

The left winger moved for an undisclosed fee and signed a two-and-a-half year contract with the Hatters.

He's amassed 23 appearances so far this season, finding the back of the net four times, and was thrilled to sign for Nathan Jones' side.

“The size of the club, the fans, the manager and the quality in the team all made the decision an easy one. I’m excited by it and can’t wait to get started."

Read more: Gambin excited by move to Luton Town

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