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Flitcroft targets striker

16 January 2013

David Flitcroft is looking to add a new striker to his Barnsley squad to help stave off relegation.

The new Tykes boss has inherited a side that are the second lowest scorers in the division, with a return of 28 goals in 27 games.

Only 12 of the goals have come at Oakwell, while almost a third of the 16 goals scored away from home came in the 5-0 win at Birmingham.

Flitcroft, who has been appointed manager until the end of the season, wants to add more firepower to his squad.

He told BBC Radio Sheffield: "It is a case of finding a renowned striker who can score the goals to keep us up.

"We know we haven't scored enough goals so that is a potential target.

"There are some good players out there who could benefit this team and this squad.

"We have touched base with a few managers and there are deals in the melting pot and now it is about getting the right player."

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