Cobblers boss Chris Wilder admits Swindon striker Miles Storey - who has been linked with a moved to Sixfields - is the type of player he may look to sign in this transfer window.
Town have been mentioned as a potential loan destination for Storey, who spent the first half of the season on loan at Portsmouth.
With Alex Nicholls and Emile Sinclair having left the club this month, Northampton are in the market to bolster a forward line which currently includes the top scorer in Sky Bet League Two, Marc Richards and 18-year-old Ivan Toney.
Storey, who is described as quick but raw, would appear to tick some of the boxes.
“There are a lot of names that get chucked in,” said Wilder. “He (Storey) has gone back to Swindon from Portsmouth and they’re talking about league one and league two clubs looking at him.
“He’s a quick forward and we’re after a quick forward but we’re talking to a few.
“There is no great rush and it has to be right financially because that is part of my job to do that, to ensure we balance the books.”
Wilder is currently lined his team up in a formation which has Richards as a lone striker with John-Joe O’Toole tucked in behind him but even with that system he accepts he is short of central attackers.
“We had Ivan on the bench on Saturday so we’re maybe one striker light,” he said. “That’s just one position we’re looking to improve and get somebody in who can stretch the game and get in beyond.
“Maybe we just need something a little bit different to what we’ve already got in the building.
“We’ve got a couple of weeks to do it but we’d rather get people in sooner rather than later and towards the end of the window.
“It has to be the right player and it has to be right financially to make things fit.”