TOWN boss Richie Wellens says he believes new signing Jonny Smith will bring vital goals.

Wellens told the Adver Smith was a key addition to the squad.

And he said there could be more players yet to come in.

Speaking after Town’s League Cup defeat to Charlton, Wellens said of Smith: “I think he’s going to give us goals, he’s going to give us assists.

“I think in the final third, you see every time he got the ball he looked like making something happen.

“In the first half there were too many balls flying across their box where you’re waiting for a striker to be in the right position to score.

“But again, we’re still a work in progress and we’re still trying to get to our full allocation of players, so hopefully we can maybe get one or two in before the start of the season.

“I think we need an extra body in terms of a couple of areas on the pitch, I’m not going to mention what, but at times you see what a good team we are. But we just got a lack of experience showed at times.”

Asked if he took any solace that Town are out of the League Cup, Wellens added: “If it’s a League One or League Two club that gets to the fourth round, and they’ve played the first four rounds this month, they’re going to pick up so many injuries.

“We’ve picked up one injury today which I’m not happy about. I’m not going to lie, I wanted to win the game.

“Before the game there’s pros and cons for both sides but when you get here, your competitive edge takes over.”

Tonight Town take on West Bromwich Albion Under-21s in an EFL Trophy tie.

Wellens says fans should expect a different look to the team.

“We’ll play a totally different 11 and after our performance on Saturday there’s five or six spots up for grabs so whoever plays well could make a statement to start against Rochdale on Saturday.