ANDY Scott has set his sights on a new striker after John Akinde returned to Bristol City this week.

The Brentford boss now has just three strikers at his disposal following the youngster's departure.

And Scott is keen to bolster his frontline to provide competition for Charlie MacDonald , Carl Cort and Ben Strevens.

He said: "John didn’t integrate into the side as well as we hoped.

“The weather didn’t help, in terms of the heavy pitches not suiting his game, and his lack of game-time due to the postponements.

“But it leaves the door open for us to get somebody else in if the right person becomes available.

“We do need a new striker now, but it’s got to be the right one and within our financial world - we can’t afford to go out and pay millions for Ricky Lambert or Lee Barnard.

Myles Weston (who is joint top scorer with MacDonald after scoring 10 from the wing) can also play up there, but we have a lot of games coming up and don’t want to stretch ourselves."

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