“The players have done a brilliant job but today [Sunday, after they lost 3-2 to Leeds United] was just a little too much to ask them to go again at the end of this week.
“We’re asking about players and other clubs that are trying to get them are asking about players and it is taking a bit of time for things, the domino effect to really happen.
“We’ve made some offers behind the scenes for players, we’ve tried to look at situations so it’s not as if we’re not doing it at the moment. You just need to look around football and see that there’s not a lot of deals happening at the moment.
“The general feeling is that it is a bit tougher for whatever reason that may be. I’m hopeful we can pull something off.”
The Scot continued: “I would like to bring some new faces in if I could to add to the group of players I have got. But we will try and do it as well as we can.
“At the moment, the ones we are looking for or the ones we would like to get are either not available or we just can’t get. We will keep looking and see what we can get between now and the end of the window.”