Stoke boss Tony Pulis is looking to add to his squad in the hope of giving the club a much needed boost. The Potters were embarrassed at the weekend when they were knocked out of the FA Cup in the third round by League One side Hartlepool.
"The next couple of weeks will be important in respect of what we can bring in," the manager told The Sentinel.
"We are chasing certain targets and hopefully we are getting closer to them. Fingers crossed we are close with a couple, but we need more than that."