RICHIE Wellens has confirmed another striker will be in his Swindon Town squad before the January transfer window closes on Friday night.

The Town boss also stated he is 99 per cent certain that striker will not be Bradford City forward Eoin Doyle, who again failed to score under Gary Bowyer on Saturday as the Bantams went down 3-0 at Mansfield.

Wellens has a six-player shortlist, though at this moment he is unsure which one of those six players is most likely to enter the County Ground doors.

His comments follow Town’s brilliant three-goal win over Port Vale at the County Ground, where a 19-minute goalscoring spree earned the League Two leaders another three points.

Wellens said: “A striker will be through the door before next Friday.

“Who that striker is yet, we don’t know. We’ve made no mistake about wanting to sign (Eoin) Doyle back.

“But, if Bradford don’t want to sell and see him as part of their team then there is nothing we can do about it. So far, that is what Bradford are saying.

“I would say I’m 99 per cent sure a deal won’t happen.”

Reflecting on this afternoon’s win, the 39-year-old stated his team’s ability to create and execute goalscoring chances when entering Vale’s final third satisfied him most.

That’s despite a half-an-hour lull at the start of the game where both teams struggled to test either ‘keeper before Leon Legge’s unfortunate own goal sparked an upturn in the hosts’ attacking fortunes.

Wellens added: “I don’t think we started the game particularly well, we didn’t control things in terms of fluent football.

“But every time we got the ball in the final third we kept it in than final third and made chances.

“We could’ve scored a few more, but we’ve told Kaiyne (Woolery) that if he listens and gets into the right positions then he can score a lot of goals.

“He was in the right positions today, but was just a bit unfortunate. He believes now that goals will come.

“But all in all it was a great all round performance.”