Goal-shy Birmingham City have targeted Luton Town's Northern Ireland international front man Warren Feeney as a January transfer window signing.
The Belfast-born striker has hit eight goals this season (two of them for his country), which is one more than Blues have managed in the Premiership.
Blues boss Steve Bruce is desperate to find a striker who can get his team scoring again. And he is tempted to invite the former Leeds United youngster, who only signed for Luton from Stockport County for £150,000 in March, to step up a grade and see if he can still manage that sort of strike rate in the Premiership.
"I'm aware of Birmingham's interest," said Feeney. "And that's obviously very flattering. But all I can do for now is get my head down and concentrate on playing for Luton."
Along with Blues duo Maik Taylor and Damien Johnson, Feeney was part of the Northern Ireland side who beat England in Belfast back in September.
While Feeney appears set to come from the Championship to the Midlands, Tamworth captain Aaron Brown has been lined up to make a trip in the opposite direction.
Brown is expected to sign for promotion-chasing Reading today for an undisclosed package believed to be not far short of £100,000 - and certainly well in advance of the £ 7,500 previous Lambs' record sale paid by Telford United for Martin Myers in
The Birmingham- born defender impressed while on a week's trial at the Madjeski Stadium earlier in the season and he will earn the Lambs an unexpected early Christmas present if he passes his medical this afternoon.
Reading faced rivalry from another Championship side Watford for his signature. But he has opted for the club that gives him an excellent chance of top flight football.
And that could take 21-year-old Brown on the same route from non-League to the Premiership, by-passing any of the Midlands big league clubs, as that of Fulham's Zat Knight, when he left Rushall Olympic almost seven years ago.
* Birmingham City reserves defeated Liverpool 2-0 in their Barclaycard Premier Reserve League North match last night.