Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes believes the return of Sam Cosgrove and Curtis Main has eased the need to add to his squad before Monday’s transfer window closes.
The window shuts at 11pm on Monday but with Cosgrove back on the training ground and Main due to return next week the Dons boss is happy with the options he will have available after the international break.
When asked if he expects to add to his squad McInnes said: “It doesn’t look like it. I’m confident the players on the way back will be back and there are no real scares with that. I’m pleased with the options we’ve got.
“At the top end of the pitch we could do with one or two more but having Sam and Curtis back will help us and we’re not too badly off.
“I’m delighted with the work we have managed to do this year with Jonny Hayes, Tommie Hoban, Ross McCrorie and Marley Watkins added to what I thought was already a capable squad.”
With plenty of options available the biggest challenge facing the Aberdeen manager is keeping everyone happy.
However, he insists every player will have a part to play in the weeks ahead.
McInnes said: “The challenge for any manager with a strong and competitive squad is keeping everybody content and happy.
“Obviously you can only pick 11 but you cannot win anything or be competitive without a strong squad. It is a strong squad and everyone has a role to play.
“When we do have a run of games together it will give us the opportunity to keep everyone interested but I think November and potentially December will be the busiest months of the lot.
“We have a break coming up but we’ll be coming back for what will be a very busy period.”
The Dons welcome a struggling St Mirren side to Pittodrie for their final Premiership game before the international break tonight and the Dons boss has warned his side not to underestimate the side rooted at the bottom of the table.
He said: “Somebody has got to be bottom of the league and that could change quite quickly and quite easily.
“I think St Mirren are a capable side and while they won’t be happy with where they are I wouldn’t envisage that they’ll be at the bottom of the table any length of time.
“They’ve got a good squad of players and have stated their ambitions to be top six this season which shows the ambition of the club.
“It can happen to a lot of teams I remember last season St Johnstone were scrambling about, but everyone knew it wasn’t going to last and they ended up producing what they normally do and getting towards the top six.
“You don’t want to be looking at the league table too much early on whether you’re at the bottom or the top.
“It can sometimes not be real until you’ve played the first couple of rounds of games.”