Championship: Birmingham City manager Lee Clark wants to sign another striker

Lee Clark: Believes he needs another striker before the window closes

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Birmingham City manager Lee Clark wants to bring in another striker before the transfer window closes on Friday.

The Blues' main two forwards used this season have been Lee Novak and Nikola Zigic, but they have only scored 11 goals between them.

Clark told the Birmingham Mail: "Ideally I would like another striker in and we're working extremely hard to try and do things.

"Nobody has to go, but there are only players who are terminating their contracts I can take on short term deals to the end of the season or loans."

Clark was reminded of a missed transfer target when Kevin Phillips came on as a late substitute for Leicester in the Championship leaders' 2-1 win at Birmingham on Tuesday night.

He added: "I haven't got the finances to go for experienced players. The experienced striker who came on (Kevin Phillips), I spoke to him before he went to Leicester but couldn't get anywhere near financially.

"And I know Kevin isn't motivated by that. It was the whole package with him. But we couldn't compete with what Leicester were putting on the table.

"But I did try, I did speak to him, because I wanted to make sure I gave it a go because sometimes if you don't ask you never know."

Clark is aware he is missing experience in his side, and reiterated he would want to bring in a couple of players before the transfer window closes.

"I don't think I have got an outfield player between the age of 25 and 30," he continued. "It's either players below that or over 30.

"They come at a premium those players because they are usually at their peak.

"We have got to get some defenders into the football club. But I am only allowed five loans in my 18."