Stoke City have had a fairly rotten time of it in the Championship since being relegated from the Premier League last season.
The Potters were made convincing pre-season favourites to not only win promotion but to win the second-tier title as well, but so far things have not gone to plan.
Gary Rowett was appointed in the summer and he went about reshaping the squad, backed heavily by the club’s owners as well.
Nine new faces moved to the Bet365 stadium with nearly £40million being spent on the likes of Tom Ince, James McClean, Peter Etebo and Benik Afobe.
But even with all the proven Championship talent in their squad, the club remain slumped in mid-table and with just five wins in the entire season so far.
The January transfer window will offer some sweet relief and a chance for Rowett to strengthen his side even further.
Here, then, are three additions that could change the Potters’ fortunes…