Paul Hartley has set his sights on adding two new faces before the transfer window slams shut.
Having drawn their opening three Premiership games, the Dundee boss is keen to add another striker to his ranks.
And he wants to make sure he has enough cover for the likes of Willie Dyer, expected to return this weekend.
A left-sided player, full-back or wideman, is high on the list of priorities as the gaffer looks to add to the 12 new boys already on the books.
“I’m hoping there will be some business done before the end of the window,” said former Scotland international Paul.
“We are looking.
“We’re short in certain areas that’s something we’re looking to address over the next few weeks.
“I still think we could do with a left sided player. That could be a left-back or further forward.
“When you look at the game at the weekend, after (Willie) Dyer went off we lost a bit of our balance.
“That’s something we need to look at.
“As well as that, I’m looking to bring in another centre-forward.”
With the 13th and 14th additions already earmarked, Paul may have to do a bit of wheeling and dealing this month if his squad is to have the make up he craves come September.
The Dark Blues first-team squad contains 24 bodies, and the manager confirmed one or two of those could be on the way out before any incomings are confirmed.
While some of the younger boys will go out on loan, there could well be one or two senior fringe men shown the exit door prior to any fresh players sign on the dotted line.
When asked about the prospect of permanent departures, the manager said: “Who knows?
“We will probably need to let a couple go to bring a couple in.
“Maybe one or two young lads could go out for first-team experience, like Cammy Kerr. We will have to wait and see with the rest.”