Forgotten trio Kerr Waddell, James Vincent and Faissal El Bakhtaoui could still have a part to play for Dundee this season.
All three are out on loan, Waddell at Morton until January and the other two with Dunfermline, supposedly until their Dens contracts expire at the end of the campaign.
As he considers his options, however, Jim will monitor their work and by the end of the year it might see them in his squad.
“Of course they’ll be watched and they’ll be assessed,” he said.
“I’ll speak to their managers and get their thoughts too, find out how they’ve been getting on.
“There’s options there to bring them back and options there with the players who are already here on loan.”
Jim stressed, however, his main priority for now is continuing the familiarisation process with those players already at his disposal.
“Right now for me it’s just about getting to know everybody’s strengths and weaknesses, the ones who are in the building. Then we will look at that over the coming weeks.”
Meanwhile, Jim has praised new No 2 Jimmy Boyle for his bravery in stepping up from youth academy boss to assist him.
He knows his old team-mate could have taken the “safe” option of staying where he was and relying on his ability to develop young talent instead of helping the manager get top-team results.
“He’s putting his head above the parapet as well. I would say it’s quite a safe job at any club.
“He’s willing to say, no I want to be involved at first-team level and he deserves a lot of credit for that. The easiest thing in the world would be to stay where he was.”