Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle has voiced his unhappiness at the transfer window system in operation in the game today.
Coyle utilised the loan market to draft in Manchester City's Vladimir Weiss and Arsenal's Jack Wilshere, but feels that the January rush does nobody any good.
He told the Bolton News: "I never believed we needed it. I never saw anything wrong in the old system.
"I think it's cost clubs financially because, when clubs pick up injuries and suspensions in the transfer window, you end up top heavy with players.
"Maybe ones who have been put in there just for the numbers, as opposed to the right quality for your football club.
"Whereas in the old system if you picked up an injury, you'd look at the marketplace and buy a player if and when he was available. I didn't see anything wrong in that."