Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes is eager to strengthen his squad with two new signings during the January transfer window, despite his side’s stunning seven-game winning sequence.
The Dons are sitting top of the Scottish Premiership after an excellent set of results over the Christmas period but McInnes is refusing to rest on his laurels.
The Aberdeen manager may look south of the border to freshen up his squad for the second half of the season.
He said: “We keep an eye on things in the Scottish market but our chief scout Russ Richardson is based in England. He watches five or six games a week, first-team ones and academy games.
“It’s important to be looking as much as you can because we have a lot going for us as a club. We have a strong support and coming here is an opportunity to be successful, we hope.
“We have a lot in our favour and sometimes the profile of the SPFL can be good for young players.
“Guys like Shay Logan, Ash Taylor and Scott Brown have found that. In any recruitment you have to look at all different areas.”
McInnes says his side’s fine form won’t hinder his chances of persuading the Dons board to back any recruitment drive.
He added: “I don’t think it’s harder to ask the board because of the position we’re in.
“As happy as we are, we were not agitating for the window to open, you normally find that it’s the last week of the window things move.
“Nothing much happens in the first few weeks. As happy as we are with the squad, it would still be nice to bring in one or two.
“Last season we brought in Shay Logan and Adam Rooney at this time of the season and that helped us at the right time.
“We wouldn’t be against that again but they would have to be the right signings who can help us move forward.
“January isn’t always the best time to get players but if there is someone we think would help us then we’ll ask.
“The chairman has always been very supportive.”