Plymouth Argyle are preparing to scour the transfer market in search of several new forward signings, according to Plymouth Live.
The League One side struggled near the bottom of the third tier table at times during the 2020/21 campaign and ended up finishing in 18th place.
Now, with boss Ryan Lowe eager to help his side push on and progress in the league this year, he is on the hunt for fresh blood up front to help fire them up the table.
This search for a new striker has now been kicked up a gear with the news with Niall Ennis could be facing a spell on the sidelines.
The 22-year-old managed six goals last season, which put him as the joint second-highest scoring Plymouth player. However, he picked up an injury which has meant he has yet to feature for his club this season – and the bad news is that he could be facing a spell on the sidelines.
Speaking to Plymouth Live, boss Lowe said: “I don’t want to put a timeline on it, but any hamstring can be six to eight weeks, to 12 weeks, we just don’t know yet.
“He has still got a lot of swelling in there. He has had the scan and we will have a look at it.
“He will probably go in a brace for a little bit.”
With their striking options hindered, Plymouth are now prepared to try and bring in two new strikers to help freshen the side up and fire in the goals during Ennis’ absence.
Niall Ennis being ruled out through injury is certainly a blow to the League One side, especially considering Ryan Lowe will be desperate to drag his side up the league after a season of consolidation keeping them in the third tier.
Although he only managed six goals last year, he is certainly a useful option to have and the 22-year-old looks promising at this level. For him to have to sit out for potentially three months is bad for both club and player and therefore striking signings being the main target makes a lot of sense.
There aren’t many options out there but if Ryan Lowe can continue to get it right at Argyle – and bring in a solid forward option to fill in while Ennis’ recovers – the extra competition for a starting place could end up paying dividends both at the beginning of the campaign and for the remainder of it to boot.