SWINDON Town manager John Sheridan revealed he is aiming for two new strikers in January to add to the trio of fresh signings the club has made already this week.

In a busy start to the January transfer window, goalkeeper Mark Travers, left-back Dominic Thompson, and right-back Kieron Freeman were brought into the County Ground on loan deals while the returning Scott Twine and Matt Palmer bolstered Sheridan’s squad further.

There have been several Town exits in the first seven days too – Jordan Stevens returned to Leeds United after having his season-long loan cancelled, and Joe Fryer and Toby Holland both failed to have their short-term deals extended.

The Town boss had previously commented that he would still like two or three more players in this window, and when asked how many of those might be strikers, Sheridan simply replied: “Two.”

He continued: “It’s very hard trying to get players in this window, especially strikers, because everyone is in the same boat trying to strengthen their respective squads.

“We’ve just got to try and work out budget-wise what we can afford and who we would like to come here too.

“But I’m trying to bring two strikers in, and hopefully they will happen by the end of next week.

“Obviously, we’d like a target man – someone who is going to stretch the opposition – but all of our strikers are different.

“We’ve still got Brett Pitman here, we’ve got Tyler Smith here at the moment, Diallang Jaiyesimi has been playing up there.

“I just want us to be strong in all departments so that we’re ready for the final 20-something games.”

Asked specifically about new signings, Travers and Thompson, Sheridan expressed his delight at the club being able to bring in the calibre of players it has managed so far.

The 56-year-old said that not only had the pair brought their respective qualities into training, but the mood among the squad seemed brighter than ever.

Sheridan said: “It’s important we bring a few players in to freshen us up more than anything else, and make us stronger for the second part of the season.

“I’m very pleased to get both of the players we have, and hopefully there will be one or two more coming in before the end of next week.

“It gives me a chance to bring one or two of my own players in, but it’s just about making us stronger for the games we’ve got left because we’re in a fight to stay in this league.”