Blackwell's midfielder search

Last updated : 11 August 2008 By Jamie Furniss

But the scouting for that creative talent is not being eyed in the UK, the Netherlands and Scandinavia are the destinations. Michael Tonge put in some strong performances at the close of last season but he was disappointing in the encounter against Birmingham on Saturday.

Blackwell said: "I'm looking for a certain type of player to do a certain type of job. But there's not a named individual. There is, however, a role we are looking for within the club.

"And until we can find the right player then we will not speculate on the money."

The midfield has been the key position to strengthen. On the right hand flank David Cotterill recently signed a deal while the left hand is still disappointing in some respects. Lee Martin's return to the Lane is unknown.