Alan Stubbs has revealed that he’s determined to add further quality to his Easter Road squad during the January transfer window.
Although the Hibs head coach has repeatedly expressed his satisfaction with the ten signings he made over the summer, the Edinburgh club find themselves in fourth place in the Championship, trailing leaders and Capital rivals Hearts by 16 points following the weekend’s dreary draw with Queen of the South.
The next window opens in six weeks’ time and Stubbs is already laying plans to bring in more fresh faces, although he is aware he’ll again be working to a strict budget with last season’s disastrous relegation and life in the second tier of Scottish football taking an obvious toll on the club’s finances.
However, Stubbs has insisted turning Hibs around following a number of years of under-achievement won’t be a speedy process, and he sees January as an opportunity to take further steps forward.
He said: “We have had a lot of change and, if you want to get to a certain level, then it can take time. We have another transfer window coming up in January and I’m sure there will be a bit of activity there.
“Some may go out, some may come in and, ultimately, I just want to keep improving the squad. Once January comes and there is a chance to strengthen, I’m looking to add quality in a few positions – not just in the attacking areas.”