Main goal: Survival
What they need to secure it: Mark Hughes has admitted he wants to make a big signing, but looks to have been frustrated with Lee Cattermole. Peter Odemwingie and John Guidetti have come in up front.
How badly do they need to buy: 5/10
What have they actually done?
Ins: John Guidetti (Manchester City, loan), Stephen Ireland (Aston Villa, undisclosed), Juan Agudelo (New England Revolution, free)
Outs: Brek Shea (Barnsley, loan), Juan Agudelo (FC Utrecht, loan), Jamie Ness (Leyton Orient, loan)