EVESHAM United manager Paul West went all Jose Mourinho as he described his search for a striker ahead of tomorrow’s Zamaretto League Premier Division trip to Leamington (3pm).

Not so long ago, the former Chelsea manager talked about shopping in Waitrose when looking for new players, while West knows he has to look elsewhere.

“I’ve got to go looking in Lidl,” he said. “But you can get some good bargains in Lidl and hopefully I can find one.

“We cannot afford some of the prices we have been told, that is just life.

“Do I want to go looking for players two levels below us? No. But that is what we have to do.”

United have scored just 10 goals in 13 league matches this season and have not netted more than once in the competition since August 17.

West has watched his side draw four consecutive blanks, including last Saturday’s 1-0 FA Trophy home defeat to Sutton United.

He said: “Scoring goals has been a bugbear for the last few seasons.

“It’s not through a lack of creativity but that little bit of quality is the difference.

“It’s difficult because quality comes at a price. I am looking to bring a forward in on loan because we have a few seven-day approaches out.

“We are trying to alleviate the situation.”

Midfielder Danny Scheppel is set to make his comeback debut at Leamington after being cup-tied against Sutton.

But defender Anthony Watson (groin) and midfielder Samuel Mensah (ankle) are both struggling.