Stevenage's January transfer window plans have yet to gain full traction but manager Steve Evans says talks with some players are in an advanced state.

Boro, like their League One rivals, are determined to strengthen their squad for the final push towards promotion from the division but, like the others, have found business slow-going.

The Boro boss believes that could change following this weekend.

He said: "It's a suppressed window at the minute, they are very few moving. I think after this weekend it may be a bit more fortuitous for everyone. 

"But we're long into discussions with three or four clubs, three or four players and their agents. 

"Leon’s probably been in these discussions for five to six weeks. 

"I'm the one who has had to pull the reins back a couple of times and say that breaks the structure in the dressing room. I, as the head coach and the manager, do not want that.

"We know what we want to do in January, we're very clear in our objectives and we're very clear on the type of players that we want to bring in.  

"There won't be many and we're also quite clear that if the opportunity comes for some in our squad to go and get some game time elsewhere, we'll let that happen." 

Should the window prove a bust though, it won't be from a lack of trying and it certainly won't be because of pressure of influence from above.

Evans said: ""I've got unbelievably fantastic support from the chairman and the board. They've been incredible. 

"When you look at chairman, when do you want support? I don't need support when we’ve just won 3-0 or gone fourth or fifth in League One. 

"I don't need a ‘you're brilliant’ call from Phil Wallace after that. 

"I need the support when we lose at Maidstone and this football club to a man at board level and Leon and the players have stood up. 

"As an individual, that's when you need your family and I go home to a very supportive family who remind me of what I can achieve.

"I never hear from Phil Wallace but every day since Maidstone he’s been asking ‘what support do you need? What players do you want? I'll support you on it. Let's do it’. 

"We'll help the dressing room and we'll try and add some quality options."