Mick McCarthy's Operation Expectation Control continued yesterday when he claimed he would be happy to sign non-league players when the transfer window opens next month.
It is widely known that the Wolverhampton Wanderers manager has money to spend in January but he has made every effort to down-play his intentions at a time when some fans will be looking for him to bring in the striker that could fire the club into the Championship play-offs.
But having last weekend questioned what can be achieved during the transfer window he followed those sentiments up by maintaining he might repeat the move that saw him bring Michael Kightly on-loan from Grays.
With the midfielder having made a bright start, McCarthy is looking to sign him on a permanent basis in the New Year and he may not be the last obscure recruit.
"I have no problem with signing non-league players," said McCarthy. "When you see them on an individual basis, you look at them and decide whether you think they can make the step up.
"It's not just a case of someone coming through from park football and suddenly becoming a good player. It seems that sometimes there's a thought that a signing has to be a million-pound player, what is maybe considered a Wolves player; a big name.
"But from the supporters I've spoken to here that's not really been the case — they want lads who are going to come in and have a go at it."
Meanwhile, McCarthy has hinted that he is prepared to give another low profile player — striker Craig Davies — a run in the first team.
Davies made just his second appearance of the season against Queens Park Rangers last Saturday and did enough to earn his manager's praise.
"I thought Craig did well," McCarthy continued. "He's got a real willingness to work. Just before half time he went up and challenged the goalkeeper but when the ball dropped the referee gave a free-kick and then he came off with a busted mouth when he put in a challenge and was kicked.
"I've not seen that from too many, that competitive edge where you'll go and put your head in or go and tackle the centre-halves. He makes sure the defenders and goalkeeper knows he's around and I really like that about him."