WANDERERS chief Peter Taylor is thought to be on the verge of bringing striker Scott McGleish back to Adams Park.

He farmed the 34-year-old hitman out on loan to Northampton for two months after a breakdown in their relationship.

But the pair have now buried the hatchet and Taylor believes last season’s 26-goal top scorer could be just what his team needs in the second half of the season.

Taylor said: “He scored 26 goals last year and you don’t lose that in six months.

“He’s gone to Northampton, he’s got himself match-fit and as long as he wants to come back then I’m sure he’ll do fine.

“We had a little bit of a fall-out but that is in the past.”

And he reckons McGleish – whose two-month loan at Sixfields expires tomorrow – could give his men a hand.

Taylor said: “We’ve missed Scott in certain areas. We are too nice. I am the only one that ever gives out a rollicking. Scott is a real moaner on the pitch. If people aren’t getting the crosses in he lets them have it and we need some of that.”

He believes McGleish, who has netted twice for the Cobblers in the league above, could form a potent partnership with nine-goal top scorer Matt Harrold in a 4-4-2 formation.

But he says even if McGleish does return he wants to sign another striker in the window.

He said: “We need that little bit of pace as well. I want different things. There will be games when you need Matt Harrold and McGleish. I want different ammunition.”

Taylor hasn’t made any bids or offers for players yet, but has got the feelers out.

He was at Canvey Island on Saturday watching 22-year-old Dartford striker Cody MacDonald bag a hat-trick, to move to 15 goals in 14 starts.

Taylor said: “He’s a good finisher but I’m not looking to take that further at the moment.”