Ross County boss Derek Adams hopes the club can provide a cash injection in January, allowing him to bring in recruits of a 'higher calibre' than those already available to him.
County have fared admirably since stepping up into the Scottish Premier League, with a five-point cushion separating them from the top-flight drop zone.
Adams is, however, aware of the need to seek continuous improvement.
He claims substantial funds are required if the club are to push on from this point and cement their standing among Scottish football's elite.
Adams said in the Daily Record: "We'll be looking to take in players in January but we'll have to offload too.
"The budget we have isn't big enough to carry more. I will have to speak to the chairman and see if we can get substantially more money.
"We need to move on and take in a higher calibre of player.
"We are working with the lowest budget in the SPL and if we are going to move on we need to have better funding."