MILLWALL have completed the signing of Middlesbrough striker Scott McDonald on a free transfer – and Steve Lomas is targeting further additions to his squad.
McDonald, who has signed a two-year contract with the Lions, passed a medical at the club's training ground on Monday before training with his new teammates for the first time.
Despite hitting 13 goals in the Championship last season, Boro were eager to offload the striker's £30,000-a-week wages and have paid off the final 12 months of his deal.
That has allowed Millwall to nip in and sign the 29-year-old on significantly reduced terms.
Lomas said: "Scott has scored goals wherever he has been before and I'd rather take a chance on someone who has that habit. It is a known fact that we have been looking for competition up front.
"He scores all sorts of goals – and what I like about him is that a good number of those are with his head, which demonstrates good movement inside the box. You can have all the build up play in the world but if you've got nobody to finish the chances off, it's tough.
"We're happy to get the deal done. He's bright and lively. We probably have five strikers now so looking at Scott, and the likes of Andy Keogh and Steve Morison, you can certainly make some good partnerships."
McDonald added: "It has been well documented that Middlesbrough wanted to move in a different direction. I worked really hard and was succesful again last season but finances play a big part in football and they wanted to downsize.
"As a player, you can only do as much as you can with the contract you've been given until someone else wants to get you. Millwall showed a real hunger and desire to sign me.
"In recent years I've been missing that someone who really wants me to play for their club. I'm excited by it and looking forward to the challenge. It's the manager's first year here so it would be great to get off to a fantastic start."
Lomas says the arrival of McDonald is unlikely to be the end of his summer business – but he admits he may have to trim his wage bill later in the transfer window.
He said: "I don't think I have brought that many in – five players and one of them is a goalkeeper. I'm happy with what I've brought in, that's for certain, but four outfield players isn't a massive amount.
"Somewhere down the line the chairman's probably going to say, 'hold on a minute', but we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. Once we've improved the areas that will help us we might have to look at the other side of things.
"We've looked at almost every position. When you're not paying fees you've got to look at all those things – you can't just go out and buy a right-back or a left-back for £1million, you've got to do your diligence and have a look.
"I'd be more than happy to go into the season with what we've got, but we're always looking to improve. The chairman has made it clear to me that he wants to push the club forward.
"The chairman and Andy Ambler deserve a lot of credit – they have enabled me to make five signings and hopefully we're not finished yet."
Trialist Nicky Shorey continues to train with the club, but Frazer Richardson has moved on. However, former Brighton midfielder Gary Dicker has linked up with the squad.