Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce believes his team would have comfortably finished in the Barclays Premier League top 10 this season if they had a regular goalscorer in the ranks.
A goalless draw against Coca-Cola Championship-bound Portsmouth highlighted Blackburn's failings in front of goal once again. They are tracking Portsmouth striker Aruna Dindane and could move for him this week, Allardyce confirmed following the stalemate.
He said: "I would expect we will try to give a decision early next week. We want to see whether we can secure the transfer first and foremost and we'll see where we go from there."
He added: "The clean sheets are obviously the basis for any good season. The team that wins the league has the most clean sheets. It's not the one who scores the most goals.
"That's always your first priority because with our deficiencies in front of goal, we find ourselves just below the top half.
"We've put a really exciting young side together, which is going to grow hopefully.
"Our only deficiency is goalscoring ability and we needed more - not just from the strikers but the team as a whole.
"(David) Dunn is our leading scorer (with eight in the Premier League). But someone should have stepped up to the plate and scored more and if they had done that, we would have been comfortable in the top half.
"We've got to try to push on, but the season has been very satisfying in terms of progress made."
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