Paul Warne is targeting one more striker as he looks to put the finishing touches to his Rotherham United squad for the 2017/18 League One campaign.
The Millers manager has already brought in forwards David Ball and Jamie Proctor this summer and handed new contracts to Jonson Clarke-Harris and Jerry Yates.
But he is out to add even more firepower before Rotherham run out on August 5 opening day at Fleetwood Town.
“I would still like someone else up top who can bring goals but also be a complete nuisance to the opposition back four,” he said.
With Dexter Blackstock still at the club, the Millers have five strike options already, but there is a question mark hanging over 31-year-old Blackstock’s future at New York Stadium after he failed to make an impact in his first season in South Yorkshire.
Warne, who is also in the market for a right-back, is ready to let some players leave and centre-half Kirk Broadfoot today joined Kilmarnock on a three-year deal, after three seasons with the Millers.
The Scotsman, who will be 33 in August, wants regular football after recovering from two back operations but was unlikely to be a first-choice pick under Warne.
The ex-Scotland international, who had a year left on his Rotherham contract, played a big part in the club’s two survival seasons in the Championship.
Warne has made five pre-season signings, with 6ft 2in frontman Jamie Proctor the latest to arrive when he signed a two-year deal on Monday.Warne has made five pre-season signings, with 6ft 2in frontman Jamie Proctor the latest to arrive when he signed a two-year deal yesterday.
“When I signed Jamie, straight away I knew he was a different type to say a Jono (Clarke-Harris),” the boss said.
“I don’t want to sign five strikers who are all exactly the same. I think he’ll give us something different.
“I think that I have brought in a lot of athletic players. I do like a physical presence. I also like to think I have got players who will relish the fight on a cold Tuesday night.”
There has been contact between Rotherham and Ipswich Town over possible loan moves to New York for 6ft 5in striker Kieffer Moore and young right-back Josh Emmanuel.
Former Bolton midfielder Liam Trotter is training with the Millers, as is ex-Rotherham right-back Frazer Richardson who is looking to maintain his fitness while he seeks a new club.