Tottenham’s loss in the FA Cup at Arsenal shows that the first-team squad is vulnerable, with so many injuries forcing Tim Sherwood to name a relatively weak bench for the derby tie.
Yet even with many regulars unavailable, Spurs are still in need of one or two more bodies.
There is an issue at centre-forward that needs addressing. If Jermain Defoe is off this month then the club will need another striker to shoulder some of the pressure on Roberto Soldado.
Moreover, the position of left-back continues to be a problem area, with Danny Rose offering Arsenal their second goal on the weekend.
Tim Sherwood will be forced to work with much of what he has, but never discount Daniel Levy from entering the market in search of a bargain.