SWINDON Town have seen their fresh approach for striker Wes Thomas turned down by Bournemouth.

The Advertiser understands Bournemouth want Swindon to improve their offer for the 26-year-old, which is believed to be in the region of £100,000, but the Robins will now look elsewhere as they try to add to their depleted strikeforce.

With Nile Ranger set to have his contract cancelled, Nicky Ajose having been recalled by Peterborough and Mohamed El Gabas unlikely to secure an extension to his short-term deal in Wiltshire, Town are left with only Miles Storey and Dany N’Guessan as recognised striking options.

Connor Waldon has returned from his loan stint at Gloucester City and was due to feature in the Swindon matchday squad against Crawley Town yesterday before the game was called off due to a waterlogged pitch at the County Ground, but Robins chairman Lee Power is actively searching for a new man to lead his frontline.

When asked by the Advertiser whether a striker was top of his shopping list in the January transfer window, Power said: “We are light up front.

“We had the bonus of Miles coming back and showing a bit of spark and like we’ve said before we want to nurture our young players.

“But we’re aware we do need a bit of experience up top and we’re on the lookout.

“We made an offer for a striker which was turned down.

“They said no and wanted us to increase our offer, which we won’t be doing so we’re on the lookout.”