DAVID Flitcroft is still on the hunt to add to his attacking options but admits the club may have to play a waiting game for their number one target.

Swindon Town start their League Two campaign away to Carlisle United today (3pm), with Flitcroft anxious that his squad is still light on numbers.

Having brought Kyle Knoyle to the club this week to bolster his defensive options, Flitcroft is turning his attention to his striking options, with target in mind, stating that they have been working on the deal for the last couple of weeks.

However, with the transfer window not set to close until the end of the month and teams still weighing up their options as they continue to adapt to the changes in the rules regarding loans that came in last summer, Flitcroft will have to be patient.

“We’ve got all the targets and other options but it’s such an interesting one that everyone is waiting,” he said.

“We’ll see a domino effect. When the Premiership teams decide to say, that’s what we’re doing, the Championship sides can decide, ‘we’re not giving you that one because we can’t get that one’ and it will just be a knock-on effect right the way through.

“Everyone is after the same sort of players, forward thinking players, dynamic players, quick players.

“It’s a waiting game and we’re playing it and we’re part of it and we’ve got to be patient.

“Do I want him in the squad and working with him? Absolutely.

“I think it’s clear and obvious that’s the part of the pitch we need to get that player in.

“I think, for the balance, where we are in training and the games we’ve played, that’s the type of player that we need to give us that real impact and impetus up front.” Knoyle became Flitcroft’s 10th acquisition of the summer to date, with the Town boss stating that he has had the full backing of chairman Lee Power this summer.

The Town chairman has taken a noticeable back seat since the club’s relegation but Flitcroft is now hoping to repay the faith shown in him by putting out a winning side on the pitch.

“He has supported me in everything I have asked him for,” he added. “We had a trip to Portugal which was massively needed, he supported me in that, we’ve been trying to bring a striker in and Lee has been supportive in that.

“Since I have come to the football club, he has been massively supportive to me and my staff and we have had some open conversations, which have been fantastic.

“It’s a relationship that will keep evolving and one I’m looking forward to.

“His support has been unanimous to the start of the season and he wants his football club to do well and to support that football team on a Saturday and Tuesday and that’s what I have got to now build.”


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