Neilson is ready to make recruitment changes to ensure a successful January transfer window

Robbie Neilson eyes the January window as his most important job
Robbie Neilson eyes the January window as his most important job

Robbie Neilson will look to bring in a new member to his recruitment staff to make sure the club make the best of the next transfer window.

After three cumbersome windows at Stadium MK, Dons have traded the Championship for the bottom end of League 1, and Neilson has found himself with a threadbare squad that lacks depth and options.

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Keen to find a second string to add to his bow, Neilson's first point of order has been to begin plans for January in earnest, setting out a plan and, importantly, giving Head of Recruitment Bobby Winkelman another set of hands and eyes to lay out the blueprints for the window.

"I'm looking to bring in a few people to bolster what we have," said Neilson. "We need to make sure we're moving in the right direction. Recruitment wise, the window is so important for us and I hope to get someone in to help Bobby with that and they can work together.

"And then once the window is done, we will try and build a little unit down there. It's vitally important we have a group going out to watch games and recruiting players, making the best of the situation. It's important to have a structure there, like we already have everywhere else.

"I think the January window is really tough. The rules down here have changed too so it makes the loan market closer as well. It means teams are keeping bigger squads so fewer players are available. So we need to start work as soon as possible to make sure we get things lined up."

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