Steve Evans is hopeful of landing two or three new signings "fairly quickly" in the January transfer window.

The Stevenage boss had a stellar summer with almost all of his targets landed and it has helped propel Boro up to fourth in the League One table.

But having got to those heights, the wily Scot now has his sights set on staying there, and even going higher.

That will be tough but also very much in the realms of possibility.

Evans said: "We're not talking lots of players because the first thing we think of is how do we improve our squad within the financial [structure] that myself and Leon work to. 

"And then when you do find players like that, you ask if they want to come and play for Stevenage? Do they want to come and play for that small club in League One that's outperforming? 

"Do they fancy that? That depends on what's inside them.  

"I was very successful, even as far back as my Rotherham days, when I got Emi Martinez to come and sign and James Tavernier come and sign. 

"I'm not saying we're going to get that quality, but we have identified some players and myself and Leon are already working on that.  

"We're already speaking to agents and clubs and in an ideal world, there will be two or three coming into the building and there will be two or three coming fairly quickly in the January window. 

The flip side to the successful opening to the League One campaign though is it puts the current crop of Boro stars firmly in the spotlight.

Evans is bracing himself for approaches but is in no mood to see anyone leave the Lamex.

"I think you are going to get that," he said on the possibility of bids coming in, "but that [decision] never sits with me, it sits with the chairman and the board as to whether their valuations are met. 

"I work principally with [Phil Wallace and Stuart Dinsey] and they're often asking me about values and what my thoughts are. 

"They are wonderfully supportive and if you are Phil Wallace and we are in that top group, I don't suppose he would be too keen to be selling an asset. 

"I think he'd be more [likely to say to me], if we sell this asset, who do we replace them with and what would that cost? 

"And there's a whole calculation that runs behind that. 

"I'd be disappointed if we were giving away our assets but at the end of the day, I don't have to pay the bills, that lies with the board."