By Pete O'Rourke

25th Jan, 2020 | 2:54pm

Exclusive: Huddersfield Town, Burton & Peterborough set sights on signing 25yo ex-PL striker

Huddersfield Town are plotting a move to sign Gillingham striker Mikael Mandron before the close of the transfer window, Football Insider understands.

The former Sunderland striker has caught the eye since joining the League One side last summer, with Peterborough United and Burton joining the Terriers in the hunt for his capture.

A source at Huddersfield has told Football Insider that manager Danny Cowley is desperate to add firepower to his side this month and that 25-year-old Maldron is in his sights.

The Frenchman has scored three goals and provided two assists in 19 League One outings, but it has been his overall game that has attracted the interest from the Championship side.

The northern outfit are among the lowest scorers in the league, with just 31 goals to their name, and manager Cowley wants attacking reinforcements to boost their chances of survival this season.

Peterborough are also keeping tabs on Mandron in case they lose their talisman forward Ivan Toney before the end of the month, the League One top scorer being chased by a number of Championship and Premier League clubs.

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Meanwhile, Burton have identified the former Wigan man as a potential replacement for Liam Boyce after selling their top scorer to Hearts this month.

Mandron moved to England in 2011 to join Sunderland, where he made three Premier League appearances as a substitute before leaving in 2016.

In other Huddersfield Town news, it can be REVEALED that the club are in the hunt to sign a Sheffield United defender after Chris Wilder gave his exit the green light.