Allardyce has made no secret of his desire to add more faces this month, but for now he is only interested in getting a good result against Aston Villa.
"I think there is a lot of excitement around the place, obviously because we're getting closer and closer to kick-off,' he said.
"I think we have prepared pretty well, I think the only slow process, as always, is (bringing) players in. That has been the only slow process.
"We have been working extremely hard at it, but to be able to complete the signings has been very difficult indeed.
"We are pleased with the players we have brought in, but we're still waiting to bring a few more in before the end of the window."