ALBION boss Gus Poyet wants the club to spend big in January on the goalscorer he believes could clinch a place in the top six in the Championship.

Poyet is more convinced than ever it could make all the difference to the Seagulls after they failed again to make the most of a glut of chances in Saturday’s 0-0 home draw against Nottingham Forest.

He told The Argus: “It’s getting closer to where it is going to be a big decision for myself, of course with the backing of the club. I would say I am now closer to bringing someone, or a few.

“It should be natural now. We should be bringing someone after what has happened this year, someone who is going to be there in the box, is going to have one or two (chances) and put the ball in the net, whether it’s a midfielder, defender or, as it normally is, a striker.

“Sometimes you need the kind of character who stands up and says ‘I’m going to score this one. Put it there, it’s mine, you have got no chance to stop me’. Normally if you have that attitude, they don’t stop you or you are going to have more chances to score than not.

“That costs a lot and at the moment we are still a little bit behind but I am doing my homework with the chairman.”

Albion are still within a win of the play-offs, despite their sixth draw in ten games in which they have only lost once but have dropped half of the 30 points available.

Poyet said: “We are there, so if they (other teams) give us the chance we are going to try to take it. If they keep doing what they are doing and we change something and we win games we have got a magnificent chance to be in the top six, no doubt.”