Malky Mackay says Ross County are using the winter break to plot their movement in the January transfer window.
The Staggies occupy 10th position in the Premiership, after 16 matches.
Following an upturn in form in recent weeks, County are now among a number of teams looking to claw back ground on the top-half places.
The Staggies emerged strongly after the turn of the year last term, going on to clinch a top-six finish.
Although Mackay made 10 additions during the summer, he is open to making further moves to bolster the Staggies’ prospects in 2023.
He said: “We’re looking at January and we will see whether there are a couple of tweaks we can make by doing a little bit of business.
“We won’t be buying anyone, so it will need to be someone who is available and wants to come and embrace the challenge up here. Enda Barron is working hard on that at the moment.
“There will be a point where myself and Steven Ferguson start to look more closely at dossiers.”
Staggies underway in process of tying players down
Although County tied down the bulk of their squad on long-term deals, a number of players are out of contract at the end of the season.
Among those approaching the end of their contracts are skipper Keith Watson, midfielder David Cancola and goalkeeper Ross Laidlaw – who recently confirmed talks have already been held about extending his Dingwall stay.
Mackay is keen to reward players who are producing the goods for the Staggies at present.
He added: “It was one of the big things I spoke to the boss about when I came in at first.
“What we spoke about was about buy or bring in to the club, develop, reward and sell.
“That reward part is important – extending contracts for those at the club who are doing well.
“We are talking to a few at the moment in that vein.”
Mackay pleased with recruitment structure now in place at Dingwall
Among Mackay’s first moves after taking charge at Victoria Park was to appoint Enda Barron as his head of recruitment.
Mackay says the processes which have been put in place will be for the club’s long-term benefit.
The Staggies boss added: “I’m really passionate about recruitment and the importance of having a structure, a recruitment department, and transparency.
“I want there to be a clear structure from Enda and his team, to myself, to Steven Ferguson and to the chairman.
“There is a real openness as to what we’re going to try to do and what we can’t do – and what we can’t do is just as important.
“It was one of the conversations I had way back at the start about me coming in and trying to build a high-performance environment, with a plan there no matter whether I’m here at the club or not.
“That has nothing to do with who the head coach is, because it doesn’t make a difference what formation they favour or their beliefs on football.
“It is about the club having a recruitment department and a database that is the club’s – it is not about me or somebody shutting their laptop and walking away from here.
“The work is the club’s.”