West Brom boss Tony Mowbray won't break his wage structure to boost their survival chances in January.
Mowbray said: "Wages are always a problem to us - but that's off my bat because I like a dressing room where we don't pay £40,000 a week to one player and £6,000 a week to 10 others.
"I don't like that discrepancy because when the whistle blows they're all doing the same job.
"The players might, for example, say someone like a Michael Owen type of player should have £50,000-£100,000 a week if he keeps us in the Premier League.
"But, on the days when we lose, it can stick in players' stomachs if the big earner - whoever he is - doesn't fancy it and we end up losing.
"It breeds discontent. I want a dressing room that is together. We pay a lot of money to players, but perhaps not the Premier League salaries. I want to bring a few in and get a balance that works."