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Turner targets loan striker

2 September 2012

Shrewsbury boss Graham Turner believes he needs some fresh firepower as soon as possible after watching his side's goalscoring struggles continue at Stevenage.

A share of the points ensured Turner's team have scored just three goals from their opening four league fixtures.

Paul Parry was the man to find the back of the net against Stevenage but his fifth-minute effort was cancelled out by a stunning strike from Darius Charles in a 1-1 draw at the Lamex Stadium.

As keen as Turner was to talk about bringing in some fresh faces, he was also quick to bemoan his side's luck against Boro.

"We've made no secret of the fact that we want to bring somebody in," said Turner.

"The bar has been raised in terms of what we're looking for. We've got a terrific work ethic in the side and whoever we bring in has got to buy into that philosophy. The window is closed until next Friday and after that we shall look for an emergency loan."

Turner added: "I thought for long periods we played well and dominated the play and we should have come away with all three points. It's another week where we kick ourselves for missed opportunities, but I have to compliment the players on the manner in which they played and their attitude to hard work."

Stevenage boss Gary Smith heaped praise on both his goalscorer Charles and the opposition.

He said: "That was exactly how I thought it might be. Graham Turner has got this group in an excellent place. They're a confident-looking team, they play to their strengths and they work to their format very well."

He added: "Darius' goal was the highlight of our attacking play - a wonderful strike and a good individual effort."

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