MILLWALL are hoping to sign a striker before Saturday's clash with Blackpool.
As the Southwark News went to press yesterday, talks were being held with Watford's Mathias Ranegie.
The Hornets have agreed to allow Ranegie to move to The Den on loan until January, though the former Sweden international is also considering an offer from a Turkish club.
Ranegie was discussing a move to Millwall with manager Ian Holloway yesterday lunchtime.
Holloway refused to be drawn on the prospect of Ranegie's arrival but confirmed he was eager to strengthen his forward options before the transfer window closes on Monday.
He said: "Last season, Steve Morison could beat a full back in the air nine times out of ten and we had Stefan Maierhofer, who could win a header against anybody.
"That really helped us but we haven't got that at the minute.
"Ricardo Fuller is a different type – he battles and he fights, but he can also get hold of it and do things like he did against Fulham, when he created our goal. I could do with an aerial threat.
"We let in a goal from a corner against Southampton and against Rotherham we didn't win enough 50-50s in the air.
"The plan was to get Fuller and Bobby Zamora in, but Zamora decided to stay at QPR so since then I've been trying to add a striker."
Holloway, who remains interested in Huddersfield Town's Sean Scannell, added: "We also need another attacking option out wide.
"The transfer window is only closed for one week so I'm very relaxed because there will be loan options. I just want an extra bit of quality here and there.
"I think we need to do something before the window closes.
"I've been spoilt with attacking options at my previous clubs – at Blackpool I had Lomana LuaLua, Matt Phillips, Tom Ince, Kevin Phillips and Gary Taylor-Fletcher.
"I've ended up with some frighteningly good players.
"I need to add the right sort of person to the group and that's not going to be easy because there are limits on what we can spend.
"I know that the chairman would increase my budget but we have to comply with Financial Fair Play."