Bristol City boss Nigel Pearson admitted Bristol Live that he has had many conversations with the club’s hierarchy about his plans for the next January transfer window.
The Robins are currently struggling in the Sky Bet Championship with things looking somewhat stale for the club lately as they look to really start under the former Leicester City boss.
The drop in form could well lead the club to take action in the new year, with several players having been linked with outings and arrivals at Ashton Gate.
Pearson has now provided an update on his plans for the window, as he recently said:
“In terms of recruiting, recruiting is always about having a plan in place and there has to be flexibility in how it works.
“You will be aware of the financial situation that football finds itself in and we are not left out of that situation.
“I have already said several times that January was not the best window to operate.
“It doesn’t mean that I’m excluding anything. It will depend on the circumstances, but that doesn’t mean we don’t plan. We have meetings every week on this.
“It’s never a situation where you say to yourself, ‘Okay, the money is out now, we’re going to do it.”
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It is not yet clear in which area the Bristol City squad might look to strengthen themselves, but it is fair to assume that they will be active as they aim to move up the league standings.
Meanwhile, the Robins will be back in the league on Boxing Day as they travel to Kenilworth Road to take on Luton Town.
It will certainly be an intriguing window for the Robins, with improvements clearly needed in several areas of the team.
Failure to replace Famara Diedhiou’s goals is for everyone, so potentially a new striker could be on their January wishlist.
While Nathan Baker’s injury could cause them to dive into the market for an experienced stand if Pearson deems it necessary.
It will however be a kind of balancing act for the club, it is likely that they may have to get rid of some players in order to bring in new ones.