Bolton Wanderers captain Kevin Davies has urged manager Gary Megson to add "a couple" of quality players to the squad during the summer.
The Trotters finished the season in 13th place in the Premier League table and Davies believes that was a decent achievement for one of the smallest squads in the division.
Wanderers have already been linked with a host of potential new signings, including Sporting Lisbon's £12million-rated Portugal star Miguel Veloso.
"We would like to have finished higher of course, but I don't think we are too far away from doing that with the set of lads we have got here," said Davies.
"If we can sign a couple of quality players over the summer, just to give us a push in the right direction, then I think we can get into the top ten.
"It is nothing against the lads who are already here but sometimes you just need a bit of quality to come in a change things round a bit - to freshen things up and give you something different.
"If you are training all week and there is someone on your shoulder for your place in the team, then it makes you train that little bit harder.
"We have lacked that in some positions and I'm sure the gaffer will be looking to put it right over the summer.
"We have got a good base here, a good set of lads, and I genuinely think we can start moving forward now."