Ipswich Town manager Kieran McKenna says the team is working hard behind the scenes to acquire a striker.
With George Hirst out for hamstring surgery, Dane Scarlett recalled by Tottenham, and Freddie Ladapo loaned out to Charlton, the Blues are left with only Kayden Jackson as an out-and-out frontman.
Attempts to sign Jay Stansfield (Fulham), Sam Gallagher (Blackburn), and Kieffer Moore (Bournemouth) have all failed, and there are now only eight days till the transfer window closes.
“I’ll catch up with (chief executive) Mark (Ashton) in the morning,” said McKenna, commenting after last night’s 1-1 draw against Leicester City saw the Blues retake second spot in the Championship table.
“I’ve been focused on this game for the past few days. Look, we know what position and positions we want to add to, we have our aims and the club are working really hard within the limits that we have. “I know they’re going to work incredibly hard to strengthen the squad, and we believe we need to do so just to stay competitive in this really challenging league.”
Meanwhile, the Blues manager provided an update on Brandon Williams, who recently returned to Manchester United for a’medical assessment’.
“He’s still in Manchester, being seen by their medical team. “We don’t know when or if he’ll be back with us,” McKenna added.
“If he’s fit and healthy, he’s demonstrated in a short period of time here that he can be a very excellent player at this level. But he hasn’t been that way in a while.
“The hope is now he can get back at that level and join us for the later stages of the season, but we’re not sure if that will be the case.”