Danny Higginbotham is pleased to see Stoke working hard to bolster their ranks during the transfer window.
The Potters are aware of the need to strengthen if they are to remain a competitive Premier League side, with the quality in the top flight increasing year on year.
In an effort to ensure that they are not left behind, boss Tony Pulis has been scouring the market for potential new recruits.
Birmingham pair Scott Dann and Cameron Jerome have been identified as top targets, and skysports.com understands a £16million bid has been put to the Blues.
Should the duo arrive, they will provide added competition for places in Pulis' first-team fold.
Defender Dann would be placed in direct competition with Higginbotham, but the 32-year-old acknowledges that fresh faces will benefit the collective cause at the Britannia Stadium.
"In this division, you have to bring in new players just to stand still," he told The Sentinel.
"If Ryan Shawcross or Robert Huth were to get injured at the start of the season, then we would be short of central defenders.
"The last thing we need is not to have that position covered. It is all about the team.
"We are competing in Europe as well as hoping to do well in the Premier League, so we need a bigger squad."