Manchester City manager Mark Hughes wants five more new signings to lift the gloom at Eastlands following their 3-0 FA Cup third-round defeat by Championship strugglers Nottingham Forest.
Two days before new manager Billy Davies officially took up duties at the City Ground, his new side, fourth-bottom in the Championship, shocked City with an impressive display.
And after his side's shock exit, Hughes - who had seen new £10million signing Wayne Bridge presented to fans before the game, which was settled by goals from Nathan Tyson, Robert Earnshaw and Joe Garner - targeted five more signings during the January transfer window.
With his club cash rich because of the backing of City's Abu Dhabi-based owners, Hughes knows he has funds to spend.
He said: "We need more players. We have brought Wayne Bridge to the club but maybe we need five more to complement the ones we have.
"Bringing players in during January is not easy but it is evident to everybody that number is probably the minimum we need.
"I recognise some of the players we would like to bring in are maybe unobtainable. But it is early yet and we will pursue targets we think will help us."