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Robson to act on Duke injury
09 Aug 2006 - 08:47:19
West Bromwich Albion boss Bryan Robson is set to step up his search for a new striker after Nathan Ellington suffered a hamstring injury at Cardiff on Tuesday.
The £3million hitman, who joined the Baggies from Wigan last summer, limped out of the 1-1 draw at Ninian Park just before half-time and will have the problem fully examined on Wednesday.
It also means Robson is short of recognised strikers given that he replaced Ellington with Darren Carter on Tuesday and played goalscorer Zoltan Gera in attack with John Hartson.
He was already scouring the market for a new face and that need could be intensified depending on how severe Ellington's problem is.
Robson said: "I thought Zoltan worked very well when he went up front and tried to feed off John.
"There was some nice interchange play by Zoltan.
"I've made a lot of offers for strikers and we haven't managed to get anybody in yet - but we'll keep trying until the deadline.
"With Nathan getting injured the need for a striker is more urgent.
"We already know how urgent it is to get players in and we'll keep trying."