Manager Andy Hessenthaler has revealed his frustration at Jon-Paul Pittman's decision to join Crawley rather than Gillingham.
The 24-year-old striker snubbed the Gills' offer, instead signing a three-month loan deal with the Red Devils from Oxford on Monday.
Hessenthaler is eager to add a striker to his ranks and he told the Kent Messenger: "There was an opportunity but he (Pittman) decided to go to Crawley. That didn't happen and we will keep trying.
"We are not finding it easy at the moment and it is frustrating."