Former Aberdeen midfielder Steve Tosh reckons the Dons can cope with a quiet transfer window.
Tosh does not see many holes in the Dons squad but said the concern for manager Derek McInnes may come if he is required to sell two or three of his key players.
Sam Cosgrove has already been the subject of interest from Guingamp, with the striker turning down a move to the French Ligue 2 side after Aberdeen accepted an offer.
Scott McKenna has been perpetually linked with a move away since his breakthrough season in 2017-18, while Lewis Ferguson has also been touted as a potential transfer target for some clubs.
Tosh, who played for the Dons between 2003 and 2005, feels they are in a good position to weather the current break with their squad intact, with Jonny Hayes their only summer addition.
He said: “Dave Cormack is certainly going to take the club forward, on the back of taking over from Stewart (Milne). I know the budget is going to be a big thing. I know Derek has come out and said he’s not looking to make many changes, which may be a good thing.
“I think there’s still a bit of change at Aberdeen to happen. It wouldn’t surprise me if there’s a bit more interest in Scott McKenna or Sam Cosgrove. It wouldn’t surprise me if they look to sell. I think fans would full understand that. I think there’ll be outgoings rather than incomings.
“I think they can cope with a transitional period of not many signings. I don’t think Derek is going to be too concerned with not bringing two or three players in. I think that would concern him is if he there were two or three players he had to get out.
“It’s a hard start to the season but I think Aberdeen will be fine. It’s a well-run club and the hardest thing for them is having no fans in at the start. At the start of the season, there’s always a bit of buoyancy and everyone gets behind the team. It’ll be strange but it’s the same for everyone else.”
Tosh, as well as appearing for Scottish league clubs such as St Johnstone, Livingston and Queen of the South, finished his career with a season at Cove Rangers in the Highland League.
He has been impressed with how they have adapted to life in the SPFL and feels they can improve further in League One.
Tosh added: “Cove are probably a lot better equipped than Aberdeen. I know the guys in there, Keith Moorhouse the chairman who gets great support from Terry Cobban at ACE. I guess they would always have been planning to move up a division.
“From Cove’s perspective, I see them coming out quite well. They were a Highland League club that’s done the transition into the Scottish league very well. They’re going to transition again from League Two to League One.
“Paul (Hartley) has got a good standard of player in there. These guys are used to being part-time players, having their jobs and going to the football.”