If the funds are there, a quality left back, an experienced keeper to challenge Jussi, and more importantly, put the Carroll situation to bed and sign him permanently. He looks happy on the pitch, he looks happy in his interviews, especially with Nolan. Hopefully a few goals before Jan and some positive results against the big teams and we'll be able to convince him if we haven't already.
Happy at centre back, Reid, Tomkins and Collins with Diarra if he is ever fit able to slot in. Even O'Brien/Spence at a push if desperate. That situation would require a number of injuries.
Right back is reasonably covered with Demel, O'Brien and Spence/Tonks at a push with injuries.
Centre midfield we have Noble, Diame, Nolan, O'Neil, Benayoun, Diarra, Collison who can all play in the middle of the park if neccessary. We're stretched a little due to two injuries but that situation should improve.
Out wide we have Jarvis, Taylor, Benayoun, Vaz Te. Maiga at a push if lots of injuries, plus Rob Hall pushing on.
Lone striker Carroll, Cole, Maiga is enough but perhaps a loan move for a forward to plug a gap if neccessary.