Rotherham United boss Steve Evans is pressing ahead with his bid to make up to two more signings while admitting he may let some players leave.
But the Millers manager stressed that none of his first-team regulars are going anywhere
“There may be nobody in before Saturday, but one phone call makes that different, doesn’t it?” he said.
“We’re trying to ascertain values of certain players. We’re trying to bring in some quality.
“We’ll keep knocking on different doors. We’ll see where that lands and if we get told ‘no’ we’ll go away politely.
“After Saturday, we will suddenly have Frazer Richardson in our squad, we’ll have Paul Green back in our squad, we’ll have Ryan Hall back in our squad. That’s three proper, proper players just coming walking in through your door.
“If we can add maybe one or two to that, that can only be a good thing.”
Evans says the club have received enquiries about some of their own players.
“We’ve had calls about players in the team, we’ve had calls from other clubs who are down the pyramid from us about players who are not in our team but are part of our squad,” he said.
“We’re considering those requests. Whether we do something about them remains to be seen. There will certainly be none of our main group going out of the door, that’s for sure.
“Whether it’s loan or whether it’s permanent, we have to work out in our heads whether the player is genuinely a second option to be in the team or a third option.
“The minute you go beyond the third option, you have a responsibility to that player to highlight it to him and tell him what you’re thinking.
Evans revealed: “We made an enquiry about a couple of the lads down at Watford, Lloyd Dyer and Lewis McGugan. That’s not going to go anywhere, but that’s the type of player we’re trying to get in.”