SOUTHEND United manager Chris Powell is still keen to bring in another striker, despite the transfer window having now closed.

Blues missed out on a number of forward targets and also allowed Theo Robinson to join Swindon Town on loan for the remainder of the season.

But Powell, who currently has just two fit senior strikers in his squad, is looking at ways to bolster his options.

“We’re having to be a bit creative with what we’re trying to do if we’re to recruit another one,” said Powell.

“We missed out on a number of targets and we lost Theo which was tough but you have to move on and hopefully we’ll be able to bolster that area.

However, it’s going to be very tough for us to do that now.”

Blues missed out on loan moves for Queens Park Rangers striker Aramide Oteh, Watford’s Jerome Sinclair and Tottenham Hotspur’s Kazaiah Sterling before Walsall’s Morgan Ferrier rejected a switch to Roots Hall.

The Shrimpers had an offer of £75,000 accepted for the Saddlers striker and were disappointed not to complete a deal.

As a result, Powell now has Simon Cox and Stephen Humphrys as his only senior strikers while 17-year-old Charlie Kelman his third choice.

Norman Wabo, who has scored 17 goals for the under 23s this season, was also on the bench against Bristol Rovers last weekend