Chris Wilder has put his requests for the January transfer window in to the Sheffield United board.
The attacking third is expected to be the priority area for the Blades in the New Year as they look to strengthen their squad.
Wilder bemoaned the amount of scoring chances missed in recent weeks and also the depth at his disposal.
Many feel that the lack of transfer activity in January last year led to United falling away in the promotion race. Top at Christmas, they eventually finished tenth.
With Wilder’s men currently sixth in the Championship table, everyone involved at the club is keen not to see that happen again.
“I’ve put my recommendations to them what we need,” the Blades boss told BBC Radio Sheffield. “It’s obviously left with them [the board] because they’re the ones who have got the power to authorise our progression.
“There’s ongoing talks. We all want to be pushing to the Premier League. Both owners do, I know that.
“There’s work behind the scenes in terms of improving the group in January and hopefully we can do that.
“I’ll always just try and get the maximum from what I’m given. We’ve done that to great effect. If you look at the recruitment that has gone on at other clubs I think we can be quite positive and happy about what we’ve done.”
Will Wilder get his transfers?
There is an ongoing battle among the hierarchy at Bramall Lane. Co-owners Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah cannot agree on the running of the club or seemingly work alongside each other.
It is a feud that could end up in the High Court come May and was rumoured to lead Wilder to consider his position, as reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post. Luckily for United he has since signed a new contract, but he still needs backing.