Alan Knill is optimistic the imminent opening of the loan window will yield him a striker, with the Scunthorpe boss targeting an unnamed player in the Barclays Premier League.

The Iron are currently without the suspended Bobby Grant and injured duo Matt Godden and Jordan Robertson and are, hence, in need of reinforcements in the goalscoring department.

And Knill has already identified a player from the top-flight he hopes to bring to Glanford Park, and remains optimistic a deal can be reached.

"It's a good thing the loan window opens on Wednesday, and we've already started looking," Knill said.

"I think we definitely need a striker in but it's finding the right one. We're hopeful we're going to get one, and then go from there.

"We're looking at people we've looked at before. We've had a 'not yet' for a striker from a Premier League club, but we believe it is a 'maybe' now. He will give us just another option at the top end of the pitch."


 

Meanwhile, Knill handed a debut to deadline day acquisition Damien Mozika against Colchester on Saturday, and was pleased by the performance of his new recruit.

"I felt Damien grew into the match as it went on," Knill said following the 1-1 draw.

"He's a good player. I wanted him here and we tried really hard to get him here.

"There were plenty of other clubs who wanted him but Damien wanted to come and play for us.

"He is such an athlete. Sometimes he can look a little bit ungainly but he can win the ball for you.

"The chances are if there is a tackle or a header to win, he'll win it.

"He's a great athlete, and can get from box-to-box.

"At 24, he's a really good signing for us - not just for now but for the future too."

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