Mark Kerr says Ayr United will land a new striker imminently, with former West Brom talent Andre Wright believed to be the man.
The former West Brom youngster, who was last with Bohemians in Ireland where he scored nine goals last season and featured in the Irish PFA’s team of the year, is thought to have signed a deal until the end of the season.
Wright was on trial with Kilmarnock last month but Killie boss Alex Dyer decided against a deal. Speaking after the 0-0 away draw with Dunfermline on Saturday, Kerr said a striker was coming in over the next 24 hours.
He said of his Honest Men recruitment drive: “We expected the teams to be evenly matched. Hopefully we will add a striker over the next 24 hours which we have been trying to get done over the last couple of weeks. It would have been better to have him here.
“But just with the testing and stuff, he’s missed the deadline, so you are stuck until the following week. But hopefully we can get that done on Sunday and that will make a wee difference to us.
“I thought we flashed a lot more across the box which gives us encouragement. On a day like Saturday, you are just waiting on something happening. They were the same with set-pieces but I don’t think our keeper had much to do and neither did the Dunfermline keeper.”
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