Sheffield Wednesday striker Akpo Sodje will be out for the rest of the season with an ankle injury.
The 28-year-old had been in fine form for the Owls in recent weeks but he has been told he needs surgery on his ankle.
"Akpo is going in for an operation on his ankle and it's a big, big blow for myself and the team, but first we must concentrate on getting his ankle better for the long-term," said manager Brian Laws.
"He has been an inspiration for us this season, some of his performances have been outstanding and his enthusiasm second to none. He will be a big miss.
"Because Sodje has been ruled out for the season, I now need to bring in another striker."