SWINDON Town manager John Sheridan remains hopeful he will be able to bring a new striker into the club this week.

The Town boss made his fourth January signing in the shape of Queens Park Rangers defender, Conor Masterson on Tuesday, but the pair of front men Sheridan is targeting still eludes the 56-year-old.

Sheridan said the list of names the club is going after remains long, but the complexities of the January window mean finding the right players is difficult.

He said: “Hopefully, we’ll have a new striker in this week. We’re still working hard trying to get people, but players make their own decisions.

“We can only ask about them and try to get them to come and play for us, but they make the decisions with agents.

“It’s difficult but we will keep plugging away. We definitely need two strikers, in my eyes.

“It would provide competition for places, but just because I bring people in it doesn’t mean they will go straight into the team.”

Following defeat to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday, Town slipped to 23rd in League One – though the club remains just a point off safety in a tightly-contested bottom third.

Sheridan continued to state his belief in the way his side is playing at the moment and has backed Town to shoot up the table after chaining a handful of wins together.

He said: “I’m not sure how many games we’ve actually got left, but we’re in a very tight position at the bottom.

“Three points now could jump you up five or six places, so we’ve got to get out of this bottom four area and try to win games.

“Our performance on Saturday was a good, good performance against a good, good team, but I’d rather be saying we were poor but I’m happy with the three points.”