Sturrock admits the bloated nature of his squad has caused tension and that he is ready to off-load a number of players.
"It's probably one of the hardest jobs I've ever had trying to move players on," he told the club's official website.
"I don't want players lying on the periphery. All these player merit playing in somebody's first team.
"I'm thinking about phoning some of the managers and going down that road again."