NEIL Harris is confident of signing a striker by the time the League One campaign gets underway next Saturday.
Millwall travel to Shrewsbury in eight days to start their bid to make an immediate return to the Championship.
And Harris revealed things are “edging closer” in the pursuit of potential targets.
“Targets are progressing,” Harris said. “We’re at the stage now where talks are ongoing with clubs and certainly things are edging closer. I’m confident about getting something done by next weekend.
“We’re being patient, the market dictates to a certain extent. There aren't a million players available for what we require.
“We’re certainly being careful not to pick the wrong players and we don't want to get backed into a corner to pay overinflated wages.
“There will certainly be one in the building. Possibly more if I feel somebody can come in and improve our squad.
“I won’t take players for the sake of it,” Harris added. “Anyone who has seen us play in pre-season has seen players like Jamie Philpot, Ben Thompson and Kris Twardek.
“They certainly add to the quality of the young players we have here in Aiden O’Brien, Jack Powell, Fred Onyedinma and Sid Nelson.
“Straight away you’re talking about seven players who are 21-years-old and under who are capable of playing in the first team this season.
“I won't be bringing in players that will block the pathway of our youngsters.”