MICHAEL Laudrup is ready to step up the search for a new front player after Swansea City's frustrating draw at Aston Villa.
Swansea could not turn their Villa Park dominance into points, Roland Lamah's header earning a draw in a game Laudrup's men really ought to have won.
Swansea were without Michu, who is out for six weeks after undergoing successful ankle surgery over the weekend, and Nathan Dyer, who is likely to be sidelined for at least four more weeks.
And Laudrup, who has been linked with Liverpool's Iago Aspas, admitted there is business done with the transfer window set to open on Wednesday.
"We are down in numbers, we are only 19 right now," Laudrup said.
"It is a balance because if you say we are not scoring goals so we need to sign some attacking players, then what about the ones you have? You are giving them a knock on the head.
"We need to use our squad, but with Michu and Dyer out it is obvious we need one because with a couple of injuries you or I would have to play."