FOREST Green boss Mark Cooper has confirmed Rovers are working there way through a list of targets ahead of the January transfer window.

Cooper has made no secret of his desire to bring in a striker to fill the void left by Christian Doidge.

The Rovers boss also hinted that there could be more than one arrival next month.

"We have a list of targets," said Cooper. "We're working our way through that list and you try to get agreements with clubs but it's a difficult market in January.

"We've been putting a lot of work into that. "We probably need a couple of attacking players and maybe one other position."

When questioned on how confident he is on securing a forward he replied: "100 per cent."

Saturday's game against Crewe Alexandra marks the beginning of a busy period for Rovers with four games in 10 days.

Paul Digby is set to miss three of those (against Crewe, Newport County and Cheltenham Town). Cooper confirmed the rest of the squad are fit and also revealed his plans for the players on Christmas Day.

"We've got everybody fit and available," Cooper said. "We haven't got a big squad so we have to prepare properly.

"The players know they've got to be ultra professional, they can't really have a Christmas like everyone else does.

"They won't be in on Christmas Day because I like to trust them.

"They'll train on Christmas Eve but it's a fine balance of giving them time with their families but I'm trusting the players to be responsible."

Rovers will be looking for their first home league win since October when they take on the Railwaymen.

Crewe are currently 17th in League Two but have won just one league game on the road, scoring just three goals but Cooper is wary of their threats and also praised their youth policy.

"Crewe always play really good football," Cooper commented.

"They're the second youngest team in the league, we're the third youngest so they've got a lot of young players.

"I think all but two players have come through the academy which is a fantastic achievement.

"They play really good football, they always have done and if you catch them on the wrong day they can make you look silly so we have to make sure we're right at it."