Derby County's Billy Davies is hoping to be handed a major transfer pot to spend in the January transfer window to aid the fight to avoid an immediate return to the Championship.
The Rams picked up their first away point of the season with a goalless draw at Fulham at the weekend and although Davies was happy with the performance, he accepted that further reinforcements are needed.
"I am very pleased with the spirit but competing at this level, the one thing I realise, is that you have got to spend a bit," Davies stated.
"We have less money than anyone else in this division. I am a realist but it is a very difficult task. We need players, we need to spend money in January.
"I don't know if there is money to spend yet, I have got to sit down with the board. I will continue to do the best with what I've got, but in my opinion we need to add to the squad in January.
"As long as performances are improving and as long as the club can see positive signs, we can ask no more. We are getting better.
"I am delighted with the spirit and effort of the players. I am very confident with the people that we've got, that we can consolidate ourselves in the Premier League."