Reading were rewarded for their patience in the transfer window and managed to secure two late deals with Tommy Elphick and Chris Martin joining the club.
Ex-Bournemouth centre-back Elphick arrived from Villa whilst Martin was a deadline day capture from Derby, with both players on loan to the Royals until the end of the season.
There were several outgoings too, with Roy Beerens and Adrian Popa two of the most noteworthy departures.
Reading take on Millwall tomorrow with the new signings sure to play a part and it comes on the back of a crucial win at Burton Albion in the week.
The 3-1 success eased any immediate concerns Royals fans may have had about relegation and created a six-point gap between them and the bottom three.
However, with the window now shut, Stam has to rely on his current squad to get the team up the table – but did he do enough in the window?
Here we look at two mistakes they made.