RICHIE Wellens has revealed plans to add a wideman and a free-kick specialist to his squad in the summer to aid his side’s threat in front of goal.

No shots were registered on target during Town’s goalless draw against Port Vale in League Two on Saturday, a result which stretched the club’s deficit to the play-off places to seven points.

The Town boss criticised his forward-thinking players after the full-time whistle, adding that more quality is required on both wings if the club is to improve its current status in the Football League.

Jermaine McGlashan was highlighted as the Town boss’ only wide player upon joining the club in November.

But his loan departure to Wrexham has left Wellens short of quality in his area of concern, and it’s likely to be the focal point of his summer transfer window work.

He said: “I just think we need a wideman where when it goes out wide, you know there will be quality balls coming into the box.

“We haven’t got one of them at the club. In this league you need a wideman and you need a free-kick specialist who can keep putting the ball on the money.

“My opinion is set on what is required going forward. Do we need wide players? Definitely.

“I look at Kaiyne Woolery and I don’t think he is a centre forward yet, but we are playing him wide because he is quick and direct.

“I would like him to arch his runs in more because I think if we get the pass right, he can be free one-on-one more often.

“I don’t think Keshi Anderson is a wideman. Keshi can come in little pockets and get on the half-turn and play.”

Wellens also slammed his side’s quality from set pieces, adding that improvements are necessary if targets are to be met in 14 months’ time at the conclusion of next season.

Following Matt Taylor’s retirement announcement yesterday, Wellens looks set to attract some fresh attacking players to his squad following the conclusion of this season – as things stand.

He added: “Our set play goals are nowhere near enough. Next season with the way we are going to play, we will probably need 30 per cent of our goals to be from set plays."