Wolves boss hints at striker signing

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Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has hinted a new striker is amongst his top priorities during the January transfer window as he continues to be linked with Leeds hotshot Jermaine Beckford.

McCarthy knows Wolves are short of back-up for Kevin Doyle, Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Chris Iwelumo with Andy Keogh and Stefan Maierhofer currently side-lined through injury. The former Republic of Ireland boss is also believed to be lining up a second bid for Hull winger Stephen Hunt.

"We've got bids in for players but we can't do any business without someone else's permission," said McCarthy.

"You put bids in and you're reliant on people accepting them or knocking them back.

"If that's the case, we move on to someone else. But we're still hoping of signing someone."

McCarthy added: "Us and how many others have been linked with Beckford? Do you think his agent might be working overtime?

"But I would say if Wayne Rooney got injured at Manchester United or Liverpool lost Fernando Torres, or Tottenham lost Jermain Defoe, they would suffer.

"We would be the same here if we lost Kevin Doyle or Sylvan Ebanks-Blake."

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