Cannot agree more with the couple you mention above. Dwight Gayle is an absolute no brainer and would score the goals to fire us back up. Another would be Karlan Grant at Huddersfield, especially if they drop to League one. Two players that would be more than capable.
Talking of Huddersfield dropping, Terence Kongolo is an option at the back, especially if Mings moves on. Matty Cash at Forest is improving every game at full back.
Out wide, Lolley would be great on the left side. AEG or Jota on the other would be enough. In the middle, Massengo at Bristol City is one to keep a watchful eye on, as sadly we’ve missed the boat with Eze at QPR. Swift at Reading another useful player. Hourihane will probably hit double figures in the Championship though.
The inevitable Grealish sale would be a huge void to fill and lack of creativity would be difficult to replace. However, Bradley Dack is an option perhaps with Blackburn going nowhere.
We also need to keep an eye on top youngsters coming through clubs and poach them early. Derby have a few already with Bogle and Sibley doing well. Nathan Collins at Stoke. Fry and Tavernier at Middlesbrough.
Personally I like players who know the league, will get us out quickly, but can then offer something to us in the Premier League. We’re still a massive attraction to a player and will be the biggest team in the Championship if we drop. Need to show everyone that the ambition is there to come back in one season.