Former Huddersfield Town striker Dale Tempest knows a thing or two about the transfer market.
So we asked the Skybet publicity chief to give us his thoughts on Town’s situation as the January window prepares to slam shut at 11pm on Monday night.
This is what he had to say:
The great thing for Huddersfield Town and their fans this transfer window is that there is no pressure to make a signing before 11pm on Monday.
I say that because of the positive impact made by head coach David Wagner, the improved form and results and the fact the pressures of a relegation battle seem that little bit further away.
Wagner has got the team playing with energy and enthusiasm, which is fundamentally what Town fans want to see.
The coach has brought in loan men Jed Steer and James Husband this transfer window and then the permanent arrival of Karim Matmour, who made his debut as a substitute at Brighton.
If the club can make the right signing or signings now then so be it, all well and good – but there isn’t pressure to jump in for the sake of it.
As with his former Dortmund colleague Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, Wagner will have his list of players ready to bring in during the summer, when he will really want to stamp his authority of the team.
The main thing for Town is that they’ve got the desired reaction from Wagner’s appointment and are already eight points clear of the bottom three – and with potential to climb higher.
If Town were drifting and sitting among the struggling few, not knowing where there next win was coming from, then there would be concern and more pressure to make a move, but that is certainly not the case.
Wagner and his management team have done well, they’ve produced what is needed on the pitch and should the right player not become available before Monday night, there is always the loan window just a further week away should it become necessary.