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Poyet shifts sights to securing striker after Crofts capture
Gus Poyet is stepping up his quest for a striker to help Craig Mackail-Smith after making a key midfield signing.
Poyet brought back his former skipper Andrew Crofts on a three-year deal yesterday after agreeing an undisclosed fee with Norwich City.
Now he has admitted he faces a major challenge to complete his squad with a big frontman to take some heat off Mackail-Smith.
The Scotland international is one of several strikers interesting Leeds boss Neil Warnock.
Poyet admits he would have to consider any offers for any of his players.
But he is more interested in finding a big to man to play alongside Mackail-Smith.
He said: “We got a couple of loans last year – Billy Paynter and Sam Vokes – and even though they did a job for us I was still thinking they were not the type of player we needed.
“We are really conscious of trying to make sure Macca can go and score over 20 goals.”
Poyet expects Mackail-Smith, sidelined for the past two weeks, to be fit to play for Albion against Chelsea tomorrow and beyond.
There is some doubt over Wayne Bridge facing his old club as he struggles with a groin niggle.
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