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'Working to get striker in' - Pressley

9 January 2014

The City boss also admitted he is an admirer of Celtic midfielder Dylan McGeouch

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley has revealed he is looking to bring in a new striker before Sunday's League One clash with Crawley Town.

The Sky Blues boss faces an injury dilemma up front with Callum Wilson out for three months with a shoulder injury and Leon Clarke is a doubt with a groin problem.

Wilson and Clarke have scored 33 goals between them in all competitions this season, with Clarke the current top-scorer in League One.

Even though the City boss admits it is difficult to operate in the January transfer market, he is hoping to move quickly.

Pressley said: "With the situation as it currently is, we need to get a striker in. We are hoping to get one in for the Crawley game as if we don't, we could be left short up front because of injuries.

"It is very difficult. Every single club is currently out there looking for a striker to get them goals. Clubs don't always want to let strikers go.

"Any striker you're interested in, there might be several other clubs also vying to get the same player. We are working hard on it and we've made several calls.

"We're speaking to a lot of agents to try and get their clients to the club. One thing I have said is we need somebody with a bit of league experience at this moment in time."

Several media reports in Scotland this morning linked the club with a move to Celtic midfielder Dylan McGeouch.

Whilst Pressley admitted he has always admired the 20-year old, he is still a Celtic player.

He added: "He is playing at Celtic and he has had limited appearances this season.

"He is a player I have always been aware of and a player I have always admired.

"But, he is a Celtic player so that is all I have got to say on the matter at this moment in time." 

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