Birmingham boss admits looking at striker signing

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish is hoping to sign a new striker during the transfer window.

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish is hoping to sign a new striker during the transfer window.

The Blues boss is reportedly preparing to table a bit for Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko, thought to be in the region of £10million, while Rangers' Kris Boyd and Sunderland's Kenwyne Jones are also on his wish-list.

Although the Scotsman would not name his transfer targets, he did concede that he is in the hunt for a forward.

"I am trying my best (to sign a new striker)," he said in the Daily Express. "I have asked the board for one or two players and I'm waiting on the go-ahead.

"I've told them who I want and it's up to them now. I'm not going to say any names, but we've certainly targeted one or two pretty decent centre-forwards.

"We need to help the rest of the squad by bringing in another striker.

"I've always said that I didn't need to spend £20million or £40million. But we need to spend some money.

"We need a striker. We were running on empty at the weekend, when a 17-year-old (Jake Jervis) came on late in the game. It's great for the kid but we need to bolster the squad."