Peterhead boss Jim McInally insists there is no chance they will rush midfielder Nicky Riley back into action.
McInally is keen to bolster his squad with another player but Riley, who has been out for a year with a knee injury, will not be hurried in to bolster a thin line-up.
Riley is in the final stage of his rehabilitation, after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament and suffering cartilage damage in a 3-2 win at Berwick Rangers in January last year.
He is close to being able to take part in warm-ups with his Blue Toon team-mates but his return to competitive action will be left to the club’s medical team.
McInally said: “The physio is looking towards the end of the season for him coming back, so there’s no chance we will push him. He’s made great strides to get where he is and we’re not going to ruin that.
“He’s running really well just now which is pleasing. He’s definitely moving a lot better and I’m sure the next thing will be to include him in the warm-ups, which would be brilliant as it’d be earlier than we thought.
“There’s not an area in particular we’re looking to strengthen – just a body that would help us out a wee bit. But it’s been a bizarre window; you usually get agents throwing names at you but I haven’t had that yet.”
Striker Rory McAllister (back) featured as a substitute in Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Annan Athletic and McInally wants him to complete a full week’s training before he returns to the starting line-up.