HE who dares Richie, he who dares.

Swindon Town manager Richie Wellens admits to feeling like iconic 80s sitcom star Derek ‘Delboy’ Trotter amid his search for an energetic striker and winger to add to his first team before the close of the transfer window.

Wellens’ transfer business will conclude in a fortnight’s time when the summer window shuts, he has so far added 11 fresh faces to his squad – including the unfortunate Dan Ballard who last week returned to Arsenal through injury.

The departure of Jermaine McGlashan on loan to non-league side Chesterfield did little to aid Wellens’ budget battle – wheeling and dealing his way through the next fortnight is therefore inevitable.

He said: “We’ve not got much – I feel like Del Boy.

“I have to wheel and deal.

“If you look at the players we’ve brought in, I think there’s a lot of quality.

“We’ll continue to work along those lines by attracting players that can influence the team.

“Maybe players that have let their careers slip a bit, but still believe they can play at that higher level.

“I’ll try and nick a few more bargains.”

Despite snapping up Eoin Doyle on Friday, the Town boss is keen to add an enthusiastic young striker to his ranks to bolster his options on the bench.

He also wants a winger that can cover for star midfielder Lloyd Isgrove, who is currently nursing a minor injury that requires management.

Wellens added: “Strikers win you leagues, so I’ll never be happy with what I’ve got.

“I might have to have an energetic youngster that is raw, and come the last 10 minutes can come on for us and do a job.

“At the minute, I can’t financially have Yates, Doyle and another proven scorer.

“I’d like another winger, Lloyd’s injury isn’t serious, it just needs to be managed.”