Dean Smith believes Brentford are 'very close' to adding two new faces into the squad and the players they are after are keen to join.
The Bees have been hunting for wide men throughout the transfer window, without much luck but the head coach is now more confident deals will be done.
One player will be signed on a permanent deal, while the other target, reportedly Arsenal youngster Chris Willock, is a loan.
“I'm hoping to bring a couple in. We have been all window and we're getting very close now. I'm sure there will be a couple of new faces in the squad,” Smith said.
“We're trying to do a deal with a couple of clubs at this time and if we can get them done I'll be very pleased. I believe the players want to come but it's about doing a deal with a football club.”
Given Smith's comments regarding Alan Judge, it is likely that, had the Irishman been fit, he would have been sold by the club this summer, which would have netted Brentford an estimated £6million.
But, as any deal fell through after his broken leg, it has meant the Bees' budget has been reduced but Smith does not see it that way.
He added: “We were very prepared for the transfer window and we signed John Egan, Daniel Bentley and Romaine Sawyers. We were prepared for it.
“We were looking elsewhere to get other players in. We were trying to do a deal to get Sergi Canos back and he ended up going to Norwich for a lot of money, which we weren't in the race for.
“We knew there were other wide players we needed to bring in and we've been working constantly. The £6m is neither here nor there because it didn't happen.”
The Bees also had some interest in John Swift but were put off by the former Chelsea man's wage demands.
Smith explained: “I liked John but it was left to the directors of football but my understanding was the demands elsewhere persuaded him.”
The Bees currently have Emmanuel Ledesma signed on non-contract terms and a decision on whether to give him a contract will be made on Monday.
Smith said: “There hasn't been a decision made. After Sheffield Wednesday, we'll come in on Monday and decide what we're going to do.
“If we're not I'd rather him know earlier than later as I don't want him to be registered to us because that blocks him from going to anyone else before January.
“He's improved his fitness a lot. He did well at Rotherham. Every day in training, he's got better. He puts it in in training and trying his hardest to earn a contract.”
Unlike previous seasons, Brentford are unable to add further loan signings after the deadline due to the new rules in place and Smith believes Championship clubs are already stockpiling players.
He admitted: “I think clubs are already stockpiling players just in case of an injury crisis or whatnot and carrying larger numbers knowing they can't use the emergency loan system.
“We had an idea in our head regarding squad size and we believe the B team can compliment us as well.”