Millwall set to scour loan market for attacking reinforcements

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KENNY Jackett says Millwall will explore the possibility of signing another striker when the loan window reopens next week.

Jackett made several attempts to sign a forward during the summer and notably missed out on the likes of Arsenal's Benik Afobe and Wycombe's Stuart Beavon, who joined Bolton and Preston respectively.

But the Lions boss believes he may have better success with temporary deals as the market for permanent signings becomes increasingly competitive and expensive.

First-choice pairing Darius Henderson and Andy Keogh have begun the new season in good form, with the latter scoring twice against Middlesbrough on Saturday, but Jackett says strengthening up front remains on his mind.

"You're always looking at centre forwards, but I don't think we'll ever be up there with the big hitters when it comes to what we can bring in," he said.

"When two or three clubs get involved and are competing against each other, it's probably best if we wait and see what the pecking orders are at other clubs.

"Shaun Batt had good spells before his injury and we have young John Marquis in addition to our established strikers, so we want to make sure we give the players that we have every opportunity and a chance in what is a very good division.

"But are we always looking for players? Yes, definitely."



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