Chris Kiwomya given green light to bring in striker for Notts County
NOTTS County have told caretaker boss Chris Kiwomya he can go out and get a striker.
The loan window opens on Friday and the club are ready to back Kiwomya and bolster the Magpies' frontline – even though he is currently only in charge temporarily.
Notts desperately need more firepower in their chase for the play-offs in League One, after letting their star striker Lee Hughes leave last month.
They missed out on several targets when Keith Curle was still in the hot-seat, like Jason Scotland, Chris O'Grady and Lee Barnard.
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But the club's chief executive Jim Rodwell said: "We've told Chris that there is a little bit of money available to get a striker in on loan. We haven't discussed figures or targets, but I told him that when we asked him to take over."
Notts could even bring a new striker to Meadow Lane in time for their home league game against Crewe on Saturday.
Kiwomya was in the dug-out for the first time on Tuesday night as Notts lost 2-0 against Stevenage in League One at Broadhall Way – just over 48 hours after Curle was sacked.
It was his first taste of league management in his career, having worked at reserve level at Ipswich Town before joining Notts as part of Curle's backroom team a year ago, coaching the development squad.
But he is not daunted by the step up. He said: "I don't think the game of football changes much, apart from there being more pressure on you.
"I have played at the highest level, so I understand what pressure is, although management is a lot different. It is something I am going to throw myself into and I will enjoy the challenge."