Dundee boss Gary Bowyer hopes to have a busy week of transfer business ahead of him.
The transfer window closes this Thursday at midnight and the Dens Park gaffer has sent out a warning to his current squad ahead of Tuesday’s League Cup clash with Falkirk.
Bowyer admits Friday night’s defeat to Ayr United has made him rethink how many new faces are required.
So far, only four new signings have arrived this summer.
The Dark Blues boss certainly hopes he can add to that this week.
Asked if much would be happening this week, Bowyer responded: “I certainly hope so.
“I personally feel we still need a few more bodies.
“We picked up an injury with Luke McCowan on Friday night and we have one or two others still missing in Cillian Sheridan and Alex Jakubiak.
“There’s one or two carrying knocks from Friday as well so all of a sudden the numbers are stretched.
“I would certainly like a few new bodies in and we need new faces with a different mentality to what’s already in the building.”
‘People have to put performances on’
Dundee head into Tuesday’s cup clash searching for their first win in three matches.
That’s after a 0-0 draw at Morton followed by Friday’s disappointing defeat at Somerset Park which saw the Dark Blues fall four points behind at the top of the early Championship table.
And Bowyer admits the 3-1 reverse at Ayr has changed his thinking for the week ahead.
“It certainly made me think we need a couple more than we initially thought,” he said.
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“While you don’t want results like Friday, sometimes they do make the picture a little bit clearer.
“Whether we can bring them in, I don’t know.
“We’ve only brought four in at the moment.
“We’ve been right with everybody and given them an opportunity. It’s a case of now: people have to put performances on.
“The main thing, and this goes for all football supporters, is they see a bunch of players who care and run around and fight.
“Second half at Ayr later on, we didn’t show enough of that. Probably until Lee Ashcroft came on as an emergency centre-forward.
“But that showed just what we are lacking at the top end of the pitch.
“We have only Zach Robinson and Zak Rudden fit and available there and they are different types of forward.”
Players heading out?
Midfielder Shaun Byrne has already been made available for transfer and Bowyer admits there could be others heading out the door as well.
The Dundee boss revealed there have been no solid bids for Byrne as yet.
Asked whether players would need to leave, Bowyer replied: “Possibly a bit of both.
“But it’s alright saying players have to go out, for that to happen somebody has to come in for them.”