Newcastle manager Steve McClaren has dropped his biggest hint yet that the club will sign a new striker this January, report the Daily Mail.
The Toon Army have struggled in front of goal this term in a largely miserable first half to the season on Tyneside.
Netting just 19 times in as many games has been one of the key factors of their miserable relegation battle.
Despite the £13.5m summer arrival of Aleksandar Mitrovic, goals have been hard to come by for the Serb and the ex-Anderlecht man has notched just three times since.
Papiss Cisse has been the subject of a knee injury, while Emmanuel Riviere has failed to convince at all since joining from Monaco last season.
‘I think I’ve said enough to say that we do need more goals and that we’re working behind the scenes to address that’, revealed the former England manager.
QPR forward Charlie Austin is the man who has been most frequently linked with a move to St. James’ Park for much of the past six months.