Birmingham boss Eck desperate to add new striker today

Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish admits he's desperate to land a new striker today.

McLeish has admitted defeated in his battle to sign Spurs striker Roman Pavlyuchenko but may still try and bring in a big name forward before the transfer window closes on Monday.

He said: "I am trying to get help for the boys up front, who have been absolutely terrific for us.

"I think we could do with bringing in another body. We've been linked to a few names.

"I have to think seriously over the next 24-48 hours whether we break the bank or whether we get someone in who can help the players to the end of the season with a view to then doing something for next season."