With a busy schedule ahead, Dundee United manager Ray McKinnon is delighted to have been able to put the finishing touches to his squad — for now anyhow.
The arrival of Tony Andreu, William Edjenguele and Frank van der Struijk just before the transfer deadline last week has given Ray the options he wants.
Clubs can still sign free agents or make use of loan deals but United are unlikely to do any more business until the January window at the earliest.
“That’s it for now, the squad is complete and I’m happy with the players who’ve come in,” Ray confirmed.
“I’m pleased we’ve got the squad together we were hoping for and now it’s about building and coming together.
“That’s important because the next two or three weeks are going to be important, we’ve got a lot of big games coming up.”
That list includes league trips with likely promotional rivals Falkirk this month and Hibs at the beginning of next.
There is also a Betfred Cup quarter-final at Morton a fortnight tonight.
Before then, United face Dunfermline at East End Park on Saturday and Ray expects to have a full squad available.
He’s revealed several of the changes he made for last Saturday’s Irn Bru Cup win over Peterhead were enforced.
“Cammy Bell, Cammy Smith and Stewart Murdoch were all injured.
“We even had Willo Flood go over his ankle on Friday and I didn’t think I was going to have him but he reported fit on Saturday.
“What was pleasing about that was with the new boys coming in, I ended up making seven changes for Saturday but I didn’t see an area where the team was weakened.”
All the injury victims are expected to recover over the next few days.
That will give Ray a selection headache but it’s one he’s happy to have.
“I’ve got options in most areas now and I’m happy with that. I’m pleased with the players I’ve got.
“The likes of William and Frank will be very good players for us but the ones who were already here have shown they can do a job.”
United are likely to field an inexperienced side in tonight’s Development League derby at Tannadice (KO 6pm).