Alan Smith: “Obviously in this league there are a lot of games and if you have a good run in the FA Cup there are a lot more games.
“There has been well documented stuff in the Press about the players he was trying to get in and as a group of lads, we want Chris to bring in who we can get along with and welcome into the group, because it is going to be a difficult time.
“In February we have a lot of games in a short period of time. The lads will keep battling on and working hard but we are a tight squad and we haven’t got many.
“We have lost three who we have had on loan and it would be nice if we could get them all back but we have a good enough squad – it is just the numbers.
“If we could add to the squad it would be nice because when games are coming thick and fast to freshen it up with quality is a good thing to have.
“Our squad is definitely good enough but if you can add quality to a squad you would always do it because you have always got to progress, and you have always got to cover for injuries.
“Chris knows who he wants to bring in but he will want to add the quality. That is the key.
“He hasn’t got the players in he has targeted – yet. I don’t think he will panic, but quality will be the operative word. He won’t bring in people just for the sake of it. It’s as simple as that.”