Megson aims to bolster strikeforce
By Sarah Richardson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
With Scott Dobie injured in midweek and Lee Hughes's current problems off the pitch limiting Megson's forward options, the manager believes the time is right to bring in a fresh pair of legs.
For this weekend's game against Nottingham Forest however, Megson is happy to put Danny Dichio, who came on as a late substitute in the midweek draw with Cardiff, up front alongside Rob Hulse.
"Danny was struggling a bit on the day of the Cardiff game," Megson said.
"He might have been okay but we didn't want to throw him into a game of that magnitude not knowing if he was fully fit or not.
"When Scott got injured I chose to put Artim Sakiri on but I felt we looked a little big lightweight up front and then Danny played a small part.
"The benefit of that is he is now fully fit."
Megson had been rumoured to be interested in signing Dwight Yorke of Blackburn Rovers and Birmingham City's Stern John on a loan basis, but both clubs denied their players would be leaving.
Albion have failed to score in four of their last eight league games and with the Carling Cup clash against Manchester United now imminent, Megson admitted that he is very much in need of improving his strikeforce.
"We're not scoring enough goals which is something we have to remedy," he said.
"I think now is a good time to bring in a loan signing.
"We've been looking in that position for quite a while anyway, and not just on loan.
"But it's about finding the right person if he becomes available.
"There isn't a huge list of people who can improve us enough.
"We are the top team, as we stand, in the First Division, so any player who comes in has got to be a decent one and, in my view, it's got to be something we try and do on a long-term basis.
"But we've got to find the player first."