QPR boss Harry Redknapp insists he won't be signing players 'for the sake of it' in January.
Redknapp admits he is on the lookout for fresh faces to improve his struggling side but says he will not be forced into panic buying when the transfer window re-opens next week.
"If we can get one or two in, we'll give ourselves a chance. That's what I'm looking at," said Redknapp.
"If I can't bring in people who I think can do the job for us, then I won't bother. There's no point signing players for the sake of it.
"I've got to sign people in the right positions who can help us. If we can't do that, we may as well sit tight and see what happens."
But Redknapp says he will not let a single player leave the club when the transfer window opens, despite Adel Taarabt being linked with AC Milan.
"We won't be looking to get rid of anybody," he said. "On the bench the other day we had a young kid on there (in Max Ehmer).
"We are certainly not overloaded here. We've got some long-term injuries so I can't suddenly be getting people out of here without getting some in. I'm not looking to shift people out quickly until I can get some people in."
Redknapp had an immediate impact when he was appointed Tottenham manager in October 2008, lifting a team that had secured only two points after eight games out of the relegation zone within two weeks.
But his impact at Loftus Road has been less impressive, with six points in six games leaving the club in a precarious position.
"I didn't expect it to happen quickly here. Spurs and QPR are two different clubs. How Spurs were in that position in the first place I'll never know," Redknapp said.
"There was a long way to go there, only eight games had gone and they had a fantastic squad. Here we'd gone 13 games without a win. It was always going to be much harder.
"No one has a magic wand to start winning games. It's not just going to happen, it's difficult. It's been like I've expected it to be."