Dundee United boss Robbie Neilson’s theme for the January transfer window will be: “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”
Neilson, who has been named the Ladbrokes Championship manager of the month for November, is happy with his league-leading squad so won’t be splashing the cash next month.
Ahead of today’s home clash with Alloa, he said: “I’m not expecting a busy January.
“I am actually really pleased with the squad we’ve got so we will maybe look to strengthen in one or two departments but it won’t be like last January when we had to have wholesale changes.
“It is definitely a good thing to have that continuity and not have to bring many in.
“That is probably one of the reasons we started the season so well, having brought those players in last January they had six months to get to know each other.
“I think it is really important that we keep this group together.
“I am really happy with the players I’ve got and we are starting to extend the contracts of those we want to be here for the long-term.”
The Ladbrokes prize is Neilson’s second of the season, having already been given the honour in August.
It is the reward for a perfect November, with United having beaten Inverness 3-0 away, finished 2-0 victors in the Dundee derby and overcome Queen of the South 3-0 in their last match.
As is the tradition when these gongs are given out, Neilson passed on the plaudits to others.
He said: “It is more of a reward for the players, to be honest.
“They have been great but those games are done and dusted and we have got a hectic programme coming up, starting with Alloa.
“We actually have five games in the next three weeks and it is important that we win them.
“First off, we have a tough game this weekend against a team who beat us not that long ago.
“Hopefully, we can take care of that and then there are two tough away matches after that at Morton and Arbroath.”
Meanwhile, Neilson expressed his delight and gratitude at the rapid-fire sell-out of home tickets for the Tannadice derby against Dundee on December 27.
The Tangerines’ alloacation disappeared in less than a day and the United boss said: “It is a fantastic response.
“Since day one when I came here, the fans have been exceptional.
“The first game last season for me was Partick Thistle away and we took about 1,500 fans there and it has continued like that.
“If you think back to the derby win against Dundee at Tannadice earlier in the season, they were phenomenal that night.
“There has been great investment in the team and the fans can all see the direction which the club is going in.
“The players are buying into it as well so everything just snowballs from there.
“I couldn’t ask any more from the fans just now.”