Reading boss Steve Coppell admits he plans major squad changes in January.
Coppell said: "Now is the time to up the ante. We have to be progressive and start making signings beyond our size.
"There are four groups in the Premier League now. There are clubs who are not massive but seem to be comfortable, like Blackburn and Portsmouth.
"There are clubs who punch above their weight and are significant in the division. They are not looking over their shoulder and that is our aspiration."