Paul Clement says Swansea City fans can expect some new faces at the club this month, but insists there will be no “influx”.
After the Swans’ new head coach saw his team go out of the FA Cup after a 2-0 defeat at Hull City, Clement now has a week to prepare ahead of a home Premier League meeting with Arsenal.
The former Bayern Munich assistant hopes to make additions to his squad before then after being lined with Tottenham’s Tom Carroll, Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi, and PSV Eindhoven pair Santiago Arias and Luciano Narsingh.
But Clement said: “I wouldn’t say we need an influx because there are good players in this squad already but we are looking to do something.
“We have got to make sure the players we bring in are better than what we have got. We are also working hard on the training field to get my ideas across as quickly as possible.
“That’s an area where we can help improve the team, as well as bringing in new signings.”
Clement was encouraged by his Swansea players despite seeing them lose in his first game in charge.
Goals from Abel Hernandez and Josh Tynon sent the home side through to rounds four but Clement feels the final score was harsh on his team.
Clement said: “I wanted to win this game, so did the players, and most importantly I wanted a performance.
“I felt for long periods I got that performance. I thought the game was quite even, and maybe we even had better chances.
“We had some really good chances – Ki Sung-Yueng in the first half, Nathan Dyer and Fernando Llorente in the second – and we have to take those.
“Then we conceded a disappointing goal. We defended pretty well for most of the game but you could see we were tiring by 78 minutes.
“There was a lapse of concentration and they got in quite easily. In the end, the scoreline flatters Hull.”
Clement felt his team was affected by the low-key atmosphere at the KCOM Stadium as just 6,608 fans attended the match.
A huge chunk of the usual home support stayed away from the game in protest at the club’s owners.
Clement added: “I found it very strange. I think the size of the crowd affected the intensity in the first half.
“There was not much tempo to the game. Maybe there was a bit more in the second half when both teams were trying to win it, but we are looking to play with much more intensity than that.”