STOURPORT Swifts boss Dave Titterton is locked in a four-way fight to secure the services of a Conference striker on a month loan deal.

Departures of Richard Ball to Halesowen and James Wood to Bedworth have depleted Titterton's options up front.

However Titterton admits it is far from a cut and dried deal. "It's in the balance because three or four clubs are after him," said Titterton. "Basically it boils down to who can afford him."

Swifts, who have lost three of their last four matches, travel to Mangotsfield United in the Dr Martens Western Division tomorrow (3pm), bidding to complete a league double following their 2-1 success at Walshes Meadow 10 days ago.

Ronnie Sayer, scorer of a spectacular winner in that game, is out after dislocating his shoulder again in the 1-0 defeat to Cirencester Town at the weekend. The midfielder will eventually require surgery on the shoulder which will keep him out for up to two months.

Titterton, who will restore Willie Dunn to the squad, said: "We've got some big games coming up which will have quite a big bearing on us getting into the top eight.

"We play Team Bath the following Saturday and then we play a bunch of teams in and around us like Clevedon, Ilkeston, Gloucester and Sutton."