Elgin City manager Gavin Price is keen to bolster his attacking competition by adding another striker before Saturdays’ League 2 encounter with Edinburgh City.
The Black and Whites’ front pairing of Shane Sutherland and Kane Hester have enjoyed a fruitful start to the campaign, with the duo netting 15 goals in Elgin’s first 10 matches between them so far this season.
Although Price is thrilled by the return he has had from his front two, he wants to ease the burden on Sutherland and Hester by signing another forward, with the summer transfer window closing on Monday.
Price said: “We are hoping we can get somebody else in this week.
“There have been changes we would like to make but with the injury problems we have had, we have not had that luxury.
“We have seen in our last two games, with the amount of games we have played, we are a bit short of firepower.
“We have put so much pressure on our two strikers as they have done so well for us this season, and they did well again on Saturday.
“It would be good to have backup so we can make changes to try and freshen things up.”
Elgin were boosted by the return of midfielder Brian Cameron to the starting line-up for the first time this season in Saturday’s 0-0 draw away to Queen’s Park, with Price confident the 27-year-old will help to provide ammunition for City’s front men as he regains match fitness in the coming weeks.
Price added: “Brian did well on Saturday. I probably wasn’t expecting him to play 90 minutes but he came through it well, he’s a naturally fit boy who looks after himself.
“It’s good to have him back playing and training again.
“We’ve still got to get back to match fitness, but he works so well with Shane and we saw signs of that in the first half.
“They will cause teams problems, I have no doubts about that. Shane was pretty unlucky not to score on Saturday.”
Price was frustrated not to capitalise on the chances his side created against the Spiders at Hampden Park on Saturday, adding: “It was frustrating not to get three points – we played well enough to get that.
“The strikers got chances and on another day they would have taken them. I can’t be harsh on them because they have been brilliant this season with the goals they have scored.
“There are just days where it will not go in, and their goalkeeper had a fantastic game in the first half in particular.
“We were probably unfortunate not to be a couple of goals up by the hour mark, although Queen’s Park got the better of the latter exchanges and in the end we were probably hanging on a bit for the point.”