Simpson seeks strikers
Preston manager Paul Simpson has admitted he is in the market for a new striker as his injury worries mount.
By Peter Fraser
Last Updated: 06/08/07 3:22pm
Preston manager Paul Simpson has admitted he is in the market for a new striker.
The Deepdale boss is determined to sign a new forward before Preston's first Championship fixture with West Brom at the weekend.
Simpson has a selection problem ahead of the trip to The Hawthorns with a number of his main strikers struggling with injuries.
Neil Mellor strained a buttock muscle in Preston's friendly with Blackburn on Saturday and is in a battle for match fitness, while Patrick Agyemang is expected to miss the first month of the campaign with the thigh injury he sustained in the recent pre-season meeting with Forest Green Rovers.
Simpson is concerned by the injury woes ahead of the new season and has revealed he is looking to bring in a new forward.
"We have got to try and get somebody in," Smith told Preston's official website.
"Neil Mellor has picked up an injury and Patrick Agyemang has got a problem.
"We have had him scanned and he has got a tear on his rectus femoris which is at the top of his thigh.
"There is a possibility that he may be out for three weeks so that is a real blow to us."