TERRY Brown has sounded out a Football League striker about coming to AFC Wimbledon.
The Dons boss told the Informer last week a big target man would be one of the final pieces in his jigsaw as his side limbers up for life in Blue Square Premier.
But it is not former Brighton striker Jonny Dixon, who Brown believes is too similar to Jon Main (pictured) and Luke Moore.
He also wants another centre-back and a promising young keeper to complete the picture.
Brown said: "I’ve made enquiries about a striker who is out of contract at a Football League club, but they are yet to reach a conclusion.
"However, I am also running the rule over a young striker from Reading, and another from our own reserve team, and if one of them make the step up I won’t need to go out and sign another.
"We will have a look at them both in this weekend’s friendly against Wycombe and take it from there."
Brown has promised Dons fans a glimpse of every one of their new signings in tomorrow’s clash against Peter Taylor’s side.
But one who won’t feature is former Brentford defender Brett Johnson, who Brown wants to solve his centre-back problem.
He said: "Brett has been to every single one of our training sessions and is very happy.
"However, he is still on a professional contract with Brentford, as pro contracts run for 52 weeks, whereas most semi-pro ones are for 39 weeks.
"Therefore we wouldn’t be able to sign Brett until the week before the start of the season. You can’t blame him for not wanting to give up money he is due."
After the Wycombe friendly, AFC fly out to the Isle of Man next Friday for a two-game tournament, then return for friendlies with Brighton, FC United, Fulham and Farnborough.
They then begin their league season with a home blockbuster against Luton Town on Saturday, August 8.
Brown said: "It will be a fantastic occasion, but first day fixtures are always unreliable, so I won’t be distraught if we lose and won’t get too excited if we win.
"It takes about a month for things to start to take shape. We have 14 games in the first two months, so the whole squad will have to be utilised."