Brentford FC boss Andy Scott's priorities during the January transfer window will be buying a strike and a right winger.
With Damien Scannell and Eric Odihambo returning to Southend and Leicester respectively on Monday following the end of their loans, Scott has been left short in that department.
And Dean Bowditch, who has also filled both positions since joining on loan in November, is due to return to Ipswich after Saturday's game at Lincoln.
However, while Scott was not interested in extending Scannell or Odihambo's loans, he could yet snap up Bowditch for a second spell.
Scott said: "I've spoken to a couple of centre forwards, but a couple of my targets decided to go to other clubs.
"One wanted to play at a higher level, while another didn't want to move because of his wife, so I'm not sure's he's the type of player we want anyway.
"It's on the right and up front we're short in numbers, although it helps that Marvin Williams can play in both positions.
"So too can Dean Bowditch, but we lose him after Saturday. We haven't spoken about his future, but we have another week to assess things, and he's said he's happy here."
Any dealing Scott does may not necessarily depend on shipping players out, whether fringe players or ones who have caught the eye with displays which have helped the Bees to second in League Two.
Scott insists he has had no interest in any of his players yet, but acknowledges the transfer window doesn't normally hot up until the final week.
He said: "Craig Pead is unlikely to go anywhere as he's out for a while injured, while Simon Brown has returned from his loan spell at Darlington, who haven't yet decided whether or not to take him back.
"But we've not got a great deal of numbers at the moment, so it's more about bringing in than shipping out.
"We've had no enquiries about our players yet, and I hope is stays that way, but historically things usually take off in the last week."
If Scott had his way, there would be no transfer window at all.
And he reckons it affects clubs at Brentford's level far more than those at the top table.
He added: "It's a ridiculous thing to have a transfer window at our level, it's outrageous.
"It hinders clubs a lot at our level and just creates a month of hassle, while trying to concentrate on picking up points at the same time.
"However, last January's transfer window was very productive and went a long way towards helping create the squad we currently have."