SWINDON Town manager David Flitcroft says a potential injury to striker Luke Norris does not accelerate the need to bolster his attacking options as further new signings have always been on the agenda anyway.

Flitcroft has already brought in 10 summer recruits since taking over at the County Ground in June and admitted he was still pursuing an extra forward prior to Saturday’s opening day victory at Carlisle United in League Two.

Norris led the line alongside Paul Mullin at Brunton Park but suffered a dislocated shoulder in the act of scoring Town’s first goal on the way to a gutsy 2-1 win.

Although the extent of Norris’ injury is not yet known, with the forward sent for medical checks following the Carlisle match, Flitcroft says it does not alter is plan when it comes to recruitment as patience will be paramount in the closing weeks of the transfer window.

“That won’t matter, we are still trying to bring in more numbers,” said Flitcroft.

“It’s something we are looking at and we will just keep working behind the scenes.

“Tony Pulis made a great comment this week and sometimes you have got to wait for the big boys to do their business and then everything just filters down the food chain.

“We are certainly seeing that with the players we have gone for.

“It is just a game of patience. We are working hard, we are doing everything possible to bring more numbers in and we will continue to do that.”

Norris had a below-par first season as a Town player in 2016-17 but Flitcroft has been hugely impressed by the 24-year-old since arriving at the County Ground ahead of the new campaign and admits it would be devastating for the striker to be forced into a spell on the sidelines.

“Last season is gone, I don’t want to mention it again and I have told Luke that. We are moving on and driving forward and Luke has been a massive part of this pre-season build,” said Flitcroft.

“He was playing really well, he got what the plan was and he knew what I wanted of him and I was delighted.

“We are going to try to build a team moving forward that plays to Luke’s strength and gets quality balls in the box for him so he can show what he is good at.

“We are just hoping that he comes through and we can settle that injury down and get him back on the pitch as soon as we can.”