JAMES Norwood is reported to be a target for Richie Wellens as the Swindon Town manager looks to beef up his frontline for the new Sky Bet League One season.

Wellens said at the weekend he is still trying to fill the void left by the summer exits of Eoin Doyle and Jerry Yates, whose goals fired Town to the League Two title in 2019/20.

Norwood was Ipswich Town’s joint top scorer with 11 last season, having arrived on the back of a successful four-year stint at Tranmere Rovers. The 29-year-old struck 82 times in 165 appearances as the Merseysiders climbed from the National League to the third tier of English football.

He was hampered by a groin injury as early leaders Ipswich fell off the pace in League One last term and Dundee United and Fleetwood are also understood to be keen on signing him.

Ipswich boss Paul Lambert told the East Anglian Daily Times: “I don’t know about Dundee United but could they afford him? I don’t think so.

“James needs to show me what he can do to get back into the team and get back to doing what he did at Tranmere. If he does that then he’s got another chance here to go and perform the way he can do.

“He’s a goalscorer, the lad, but he has to get himself fit, which is important.

He added: “He had an unfortunate time with injury and also went off the boil, like all of us did.”