Gateshead manager Ian Bogie has outlined his targets to strengthen the squad following the opening of the January transfer window.
The Tynesiders have room in their squad after Euan Moyes's and Gary Mulligan's short-term deals ended, while Kyle Nix is set to exit on 24 January.
"We need another striker through the door, another midfielder and another defender," Bogie told BBC Newcastle.
"Ultimately we're trying to bring in better players to make us better."
Bogie was without midfielder Kris Gate for the New Year's Day trip to north east rivals Darlington, after he was ruled out with a calf tear.
"It's evident in the central midfielders that we are short in that area," Bogie added.
"Phil Turnbull - who played the full game with flu - was really struggling. It was touch and go whether he would play as he missed a training session.
"With the addition of one or two fresh faces, which I feel we need, hopefully in the new year we'll look a lot better."