Clough does seem very facinated by attacking midfielders. If we sign Davies it means we have Cwyka, Bueno, Commons, Davis, Davies, Doyle, Green, Pearson and maybe at a push Martins who could play as part of the three behind the front man! Meanwhile that front man is either Porter, Davis or Moxey! The maths doesn't add up somehow!
Bywater seems (like many keepers) to be a confidence player, but with no one challenging for his gloves it feels like he might be a bit too comfortable in that role.
I think you're right about us lacking creativity when Commons is out (or off the boil).
So given clough talked about three targets it seems obvious Davies is the midfielder, I'm guessing a central defender on loan so that Brayford can go back to right back, then a striker either permanant or on loan...the papers seems to be mentioning Waghorn from Leicester?