Charlton manager Karl Robinson has insisted he is still on the hunt for another striker.
The Addicks boss confirmed after Saturday’s 2-0 loss at Plymouth Argyle that he wants to strengthen his frontline options.
“We’re looking to bring a striker in to bring in competitiveness,” he reiterated.
“We’ve got some really good offensive players. But you don’t always have a day where everything you hit goes in. When those days aren’t there, it will be great to have someone who can change it. A proper goalscorer who really makes a difference and can build our team.
“We’ve spoken to one or two but every club from the top of the Premier League to the bottom of the Conference is looking for a striker to score twenty goals a season. We’re fishes in the same pond as every other football club. We just hope we’ll find the right one that is competitive. We know there’s four or five that we’ve spoken about that we like. There’s two or three are that have been out-priced that we won’t be chasing. We just have to get it right.
“To go and find a striker that’s going to get you 25 goals is going to cost you £1.5-2m. When do you ever see a League One side do that? It’s out of the range of everybody at our level. We have got transfer money there, the owner and board have said that. But can I buy a top striker for that? If I can’t, I’ll go into the loan market and find one that is that top striker.”