Stoke City boss Tony Pulis admits they'll be active in the January market.
"We have one or two players out there who weâ€™ve earmarked,â€ť Pulis told The Sentinel. â€ťIf we have a bit of fortune in the window then those players could come to this club and make a big difference.â€ť
Pulis added: â€śWe missed out on maybe five players that we honestly thought we would get to this football club. For all different reasons we just couldnâ€™t do it.
â€śWe spoke to the players, the agents and the clubs and honestly thought we had the deals done, but at that time they just didnâ€™t want to come to Stoke City.
â€śThe main reason is that, when we got promoted, I donâ€™t think many people thought we would be successful. We will have to wait and see now. I think the players and supporters have put this club on the map. Everybody is talking about us.
â€śIt might help, but you never know. Players sometime baffle me, but we will do our best.â€ť