"I said right at the beginning that everybody is constrained by the transfer window," he told fulhamfc.com. "The best thing about the window is that if you're happy with your team and your squad and you don't bother to do any activity. I haven't seen transfer activity from Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool, Everton or Manchester City.
"It's the teams down the bottom because we're in a very bad situation and attempting to survive in the Premier League. I think all the teams in the bottom half of the table would all say the same thing, that they are dependant on team ethic, organisation and work.
"We're bringing in good players but they need to be players who understand that we're in a difficult situation and they'll have to roll their sleeves up and fight their way out of the situation.
"The players who were here before have had to go out and do the job against Chelsea and Arsenal. It's important that we do bring in some new faces and new blood and bring in people I know and trust. We've been battling at the bottom end of the division for more than six months and unfortunately we're still there. We need to find the key to unlock the door and get us out of this situation which means survival and from that taking the next step. For the moment it's purely about survival."