It has been reported in the Express & Star that Newcastle will not allow Carl Cort to go to the Albion on a loan. Other enquiries regarding Blackburn's Dwight Yorke and Brum's Stern John have allegedly also been met with negative responses. Apparently Albion have been linked with Shrewsbury Town striker Luke Rodgers (as have a number of other clubs) but nothing concrete. And would a team scrapping to get back to the Football League give up its prized possession if the offer were not right? In any case, if the men up front cannot produce goals, it may be that new blood is needed to give our promotion push a real kick start.