Not sure "panic" is in CW's vocabulary so don't think Clayton Donaldson was a panic buy. However, I suspect when the Cole transfer fell through, CW had to react and go for one of his second choices who he knew would definitely sign.
Imagine if we'd reached midnight with no CF coming in, which with Lavery and Clarke out left us brutally exposed (I know Clarke is back after suspension but it brings home how little cover we had in that position).
Is Donaldson the player he used to be, probably not. Am I happier it's Donaldson as opposed to no cover up top? You bet... In Wilder we trust.
I wouldn't be surprised to see a CF come in on loan shortly - maybe even Cole. If a "loan-to-buy" arrangement works for PSG it'll work for the mighty.