Martinez considers options
By Steve Bramley
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Swansea boss Roberto Martinez says he is considering bolstering his squad.
Swansea boss Roberto Martinez says he is considering bolstering his squad ahead of the transfer deadline.
Martinez's striking options have been depleted ahead of Friday night's League One clash with Chesterfield.
Rory Fallon, Bayo Akinfenwa and Lee Trundle are all out of the game against The Spireites.
"I wouldn't say we'll have someone in before the Chesterfield game," Martinez told the Western Mail.
"But we are still looking at the possibility, 24 hours in football can either be a short time or a very long time. We will keep doing our research.
"We are very thin up front because we lost Rory Fallon, we had Bayo's long-term injury and now Lee's out through suspension."
Martinez was understood to be set to make a move to sign Wales striker David Cotterill from Wigan, but boss Paul Jewell was reluctant for the 19-year-old to leave The JJB Stadium as his side battle to avoid the drop from the Premiership.
But Martinez stressed he would not be forced into the market for the sake of it and is also considering pushing Ian Craney or Andy Robinson to partner Pawel Abbott or youngster Chris Jones in attack.
"I'm not going to make an extra number just because we've got three strikers out," he added.
"You have to do your research and we'll keep doing that whether it's before the Chesterfield game, the deadline next week or whether it's keeping our information until the end of the season."