Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill remains hopeful of adding to his squad before the end of the month.
He said: "We have got a number of weeks to go so we're in a position to do something about it.
"We need to build the squad up but I would like to get as much quality into the squad as possible.
"You can always build in numbers but I believe quality should come first.
"We went through November and December last season where we just didn't have a squad, but I'm confident of rectifying that."