Dundee boss Neil McCann says the club’s search for “an out-and-out striker” goes on but he’s willing to be patient to get the right man through the door at Dens Park.
This week the Dark Blues have been heavily linked with a move for Ayr United’s star striker Lawrence Shankland.
The Honest Men have reportedly slapped a price tag of £250,000 on the man whose goals last season catapulted them to the League One title.
Dens gaffer Neil wouldn’t comment on that speculation but did reveal how difficult it is to prise away talent from clubs.
He said: “We didn’t hit the net as much as we’d have liked last year, we were very poor in terms of that.
“Not only in an out-and-out striker, which we are still searching for, but we needed to find goals from other avenues.”
He added: “There’s loads of good players out there and it would be remiss of me to just cast my eye to English or European markets and ignore what we have here.
“There are lots of good strikers going about in Scotland but generally they are hard to get away from clubs. These boys you admire and we’re all fishing in the same pond.
“There is a bit of time. The English market for signing permanent ends early but the loan market extends through.
“Up here we’ve got a bit of time so there’s no rush jobs here, we want to be really prudent and take our time.
“We have done that with the signings we’ve made.”