Ross County assistant boss Richard Brittain indicated the club are still working on adding to their squad.
The Staggies brought in Jermaine Hylton on Friday as they confirmed the departure of winger Josh Mullin, while they still have irons in the fire to strengthen further before tonight’s deadline.
They have been linked with a loan move for Birmingham City attacking midfielder Charlie Lakin, who has made 10 appearances for the Blues’ first team.
Alex Iacovitti, Regan Charles-Cook, Connor Randall, Carl Tremarco, Michael O’Connor and loan signings Stephen Kelly and Ross Doohan have all arrived in Dingwall this summer. County have also had to deal with fervent speculation around the future of striker Ross Stewart, who has been courted by a number of clubs south of the border.
Brittain, who was in the dugout for the 2-0 defeat to Rangers yesterday due to Stuart Kettlewell’s suspension, said work was still ongoing in the transfer market, but the club will be “grateful” when the window shuts.
He said: “You can’t stop rumours, you can’t stop teams being interested. But when that window closes, we’ll all be grateful for it. There is stuff ongoing but that’s not for me to say.”
Stewart turned in another impressive performance at Ibrox yesterday, despite the result, as he led the line from a more familiar central position.
Brittain believes the Staggies have to take the positives from their display and replicate them in their Betfred Cup opener against Montrose on Wednesday.
He said: “Our shape out of possession was good and it was something we worked on during the week. We felt that paid off to a certain extent.
“We’ve got to take the positives from this game and carry that into Wednesday’s cup game.
“That’s what we said to the players. There’s no point performing like that then turning up on Wednesday and not playing at the same level. If you can put in consistent performances week in, week out you’ll have a successful season.”