Dundee United manager Craig Levein is looking for reinforcements after seeing his side demolished 5-1 at home by Falkirk on New Year's Day.
The result put a dampener on a recent 2-2 draw at Celtic and a 3-1 win at home to Aberdeen, but Levein was not being too hard on his players.
He told The Courier: "I've been here for 11 games now and that's the worst we've played.
"But I've been very happy with the performances until now so the players deserve the benefit of the doubt.
"I've been asking the same players to go out and perform at their top level time and again so maybe that's taken its toll. That's why I'm trying to add to the squad this month.
"We need to be able to leave people out and I would have rested some had we had more quality available. I have targets, but whether I can get them is another thing."
Levein has already brought in French midfielder Morgaro Gomis from Cowdenbeath to bolster the Terrors ranks.