Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish admits he may have to wheel-and-deal in January.
He said: "If it's [wheeler] dealing, then we've got to look at that, every method. I've a fair bit of experience of it. I've never had a big pot of gold.
"I can't really say that having a big pot would be difficult because there's more pressure on you making sure it's absolutely 100 per cent right because I've never had that, so I can't empathise.
"Certainly, we have just got to make sure anybody we bring in will enhance the squad."