Robson: Forward hunt still on

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Bryan Robson says he is continuing his search for a new striker, and is well aware of the urgency of the attacking problems at West Bromwich Albion.

Front man Nathan Ellington limped off after just 43 minutes of Tuesday's 1-1 draw at Cardiff City with a hamstring injury.

With no strikers on the bench, the Baggies boss was forced to bring on Darren Carter and push goalscorer Zoltan Gera up front alongside John Hartson.

Having conceded defeat on a loan deal to land Manchester United starlet Giuseppe Rossi, the Albion boss knows the severity of the situation ahead of the close of the transfer window on August 31.

"I've made a lot of offers for strikers and we haven't managed to get anybody in yet - but we'll keep trying until the deadline," Robson told the club's official website.

"With Nathan getting injured the need for a striker is more urgent.

"We already know how urgent it is to get players in and we'll keep trying."

An injection of cash from a deal with United for goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak could boost the cause, but the Hawthorns faithful will be anxious to see a new face at the club soon, as they look to bounce back up to The Premiership at the first attempt.