Stevenage boss Steve Evans has said they are working on some deals for the January transfer window - but the stability of the squad and the dressing room remains the top priority.

New Year's Day not only brings a trip to League One leaders Portsmouth but also the usual monthly scramble as clubs try desperately to turn their season around or make the final push to glory.

Boro will fall into the latter category as they look to cement and even surpass their current play-off place.

But they will not apply an 'at all costs' policy.

Evans said: "We're talking now to clubs, we’ll not hide that.  

"We're not talking lots of players. We have a fantastic dressing room here and what’s really important for us is not to just help the lads in the group by increasing the quality, we have to make sure their character is right. 

"Everywhere we go, we build a dressing room that is quite unique and that every chairman and every group of fans talk about. 

"We've built one [here] so we need to make sure that we do our due diligence and that the character of the players we’re signing off the pitch matches what they can do on the pitch. 

"That's massively important to us.  

"We're trying to do some business and if we don't do any then we've not done too bad for the first part of the season."