Mike Jackson is considering his strike options ahead of Shrewsbury Town’s crunch trip to Colchester United tomorrow night after Miles Storey returned to Swindon.
Storey produced an energetic display in Saturday’s impressive 0-0 draw at League One leaders Wolves as Town claimed a useful point in their relegation fight.
Jackson had hoped to extend his loan spell for a second month but Swindon have decided they want the pacy Storey back at the County Ground.
With Nathaniel Mendez-Laing continuing to be troubled by a hamstring complaint, Jackson is now weighing up whether he needs to dip into the loan market once again to boost Town’s front-line options.
Jackson said: “Miles Storey getting called back is another blow so we’ll just regroup and see if we need to try and get anybody in for Tuesday. We might need to move a little bit quick.
“Mendez-Laing is struggling with his hamstring. He was probably 80, 90 per cent. I could have put him on the bench on Saturday, but if he comes on and it goes then I’m another striker down.
“I knew Miles was going back so we’re just going to have to look.”
Town’s strike options for tomorrow, should Mendez-Laing again be ruled out, are currently Tom Eaves, who could have marked his return from injury by grabbing a late winner at Molineux, and two more loanees, Bahrudin Atajic and Sam Foley.
Jackson was delighted with his side’s efforts in preventing leaders Wolves from notching a 10th straight win in front of a crowd of more than 24,000 at Molineux.
“Everyone across the back were excellent and they’ve worked hard,” he said. “It shows what they can do with that sort of defending.
“If we had defended like that against Bristol City then we go away with three points.”