Lee Clark will make January signings but will not be performing the same kind of surgery on his Kilmarnock squad as he made in the summer when the transfer window opens next month.
The English manager signed 17 new players in the summer, but they struggled to gel as they won only once in their opening eight Premiership fixtures and exiting the League Cup at the group stage.
"We've made progress with one or two of the loan boys," said Clark. "We're still waiting for final confirmation.
"We're speaking to other clubs as well with regards potential signings.
"But I'm also aware though that, if you change things too much and move all your loan players out and bring fresh ones in, that could upset the balance.
"Right now, we're starting to see some of those lads produce some good performances.
"But that can't be the case in January. We can't afford to lose a Scottish Cup tie or league games while those players are bedding in, so stability could be the key."