Wide players are on Mark Cooper’s hit list as the January transfer window draws to a close.

The Forest Green head coach is happy with his striking arsenal, but insists he needs width to feed his front men in an attempt to reignite Rovers' promotion ambitions after hitting the buffers during the 2-1 home reverse against the nine men of Salford City on Saturday.

Rovers had 28 shots against City, but could only find the net once through Josh March, who registered his first professional goal in only his second game following his move from non-league Leamington earlier this month.

“We have work to do in the transfer market,”  Cooper admitted after his side's 2-1 home defeat. “It’s not strikers we need. We’ve just signed a striker (Josh March) and he scored today. It’s the wide areas, we need to produce from - we play 4-2-3-1, so the three players behind our forward have to score.”

Striker Matty Stevens failed to make the matchday squad against Salford City, but Cooper insists all his players have been given a fair crack of the whip.

He added: “All the players here have had an opportunity to play and impress, so nobody can have any qualms about being in or out of the team.”