However, the Scot is not giving up hope and says he won't be rushed into panic buying a forward. The club also have Chris Sharp of Bangor City and former Ipswich Town man Dean Bowditch on trial, although it is unlikely either of these fit the "20-goal man" profile that McParland is searching for.
McParland told nottscountyfc.co.uk:-
"We've missed out on a few targets, but we're working very hard behind the scenes to make sure the person we bring in is right.
When we have missed out on someone it would be so easy to panic buy and just get a forward in purely for the sake of it."
He also re-affirmed his faith in the three strikers currently on the club's books, although their lack of goals last season surely means this is just to keep their spirits high. Delroy Facey, now an international no less, probably would be a 20-goal man if he could score open goals, but alas he can't. Sean Canham struggled for fitness and goals in his first Football League season and Ben Fairclough is still a very raw youngster. Craig Westcarr can also play upfront but seems to have been brought in as cover for the wings, meaning that two forwards remain very much on McParland's wanted list.
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