A lot has understandably been made of the anticipated incomings (and outgoings) at Dundee in January.
Despite the Dark Blues’ emphatic recent win against Hamilton, they are still bottom of the Premiership and Jim McIntyre will undoubtedly want to do some mid-season wheeling and dealing as was the case when he previously took on a survival job with Ross County.
On the evidence of the last few games, though, it will be extending the contract of a current player that will be near the top of his priority list.
Kenny Miller stole the headlines with a midweek hat-trick, while Paul McGowan’s goal secured a point against Hibs in the game before.
Together with Darren O’Dea, these experienced pros have helped turn Dundee’s fortunes around.
The impact of short-term signing Martin Woods has been just as important, though.
Together with a rejuvenated Glen Kamara, the 32-year-old has given Dundee control in the middle of the pitch. The days of them being opened up with ease by street-wise opponents look to be over.
Having not played any competitive football this season before his substitute appearance at Motherwell, Woods has made a mockery of the theory that you need a run of games to build up match sharpness.
In his three starts, the former Partick Thistle man has yet to lose in a Dundee shirt and yet to be outplayed by his opposite central midfielders.
You would expect an announcement of a longer-term deal in the very near future.