Nurnberg coach Michael Wiesinger hopes he has found the right solutions to improve his club's form after signing two new players this week.
A defeat to Borussia Dortmund last weekend has left Nurnberg only one place away from the Bundesliga relegation zone after a poor start to 2013.
However, ahead of tomorrow's home clash with Borussia Dortmund, Wiesinger believes the right work has been done over the past seven days to put things right.
``We have been turning all the right screws,'' he said. ``We now have more options than before and that intensifies the battle for places.
``All of the players have noticed that it gets harder and harder to earn a place in the 18-man squad.''
Mu Kanazaki and Muhammed Ildiz are the two latest arrivals, but Wiesinger is hoping for better things from a player already within his squad for the past six months.
Hiroshi Kiyotake will lead the front line against Gladbach tomorrow and Wiesinger is pleased with the signs he has seen from the Japan international.
``Kiyo has stood out a lot in training these past two weeks,'' he said at a press conference.
``He wants the ball a lot and is always very present. You can tell that he is a player who can make the difference.''
Gladbach already have plenty such players, which is why they did not feel the need to make any new signings over the winter, and they even allowed Matthias Zimmermann and Igor de Camargo to leave the club.
``We are convinced that the lads we have here get on well together and have enough quality to achieve the goals we have set ourselves,'' their director of sport Max Eberl said.
``There are many young players who now have the chance to earn more action.''
Gladbach's objective for the season may well be a place in the Europa League next term, having qualified for Europe last year, and their coach Lucien Favre knows they still have a lot of work to do to achieve that goal.
``We have 29 points, which is good, but we want more points and we will therefore be aiming to win in Nurnberg,'' he said.