Malky Mackay has every intention of keeping his key men at Watford, including goalkeeper Scott Loach.
The Hornets came perilously close to slipping into administration last month, with boardroom wrangling threatening the very existence of the club.
The financial troubles have eased slightly, until the summer at least, but there are still expected to be departures from Vicarage Road during the January transfer window.
Mackay, though, claims he is under no pressure to sell and has no intention of letting players leave on the cheap.
That means England U21 international Loach, who is reported to be attracting Premier League interest, will not be moved on unless Watford receive a 'ridiculous' offer.
"Lord Ashcroft has paid the outstanding loan to the former chairman and is putting in some money in the next six weeks which will see us through to the summer," said Mackay.
"Things will change in the summer, with players naturally coming to the end of their contracts and we will build a squad to a plan then.
"But right now it is back in my hands as to whether I want to let people leave this club, which is a relief.
"I don't need to sell players and I won't do unless something ridiculous comes in.
"We lost five first-team players in August and we have managed to get a young team together since then to compete and we don't need any more disruption.
"Scott will be here unless we get a silly bid and I think the best thing for his career is to stay here at this moment in time.
"There has been a real progression in his career over the last few years and he is now the number one for England U21s but this is his first full season in the Championship.
"In order for him to continue to develop he needs football and he is getting that here."