Aston Villa defender Curtis Davies insists that not all January transfers are made out of desperation.
Davies points to the examples of Ashley Young and John Carew to highlight his point as the duo arrived at Villa Park in the mid-season window and are now major players for Martin O'Neill's men.
But the former Luton and West Brom defender also stated that he can understand why some moves don't work out.
Villa fans are expecting O'Neill to make another January signing this season with the former Leicester and Celtic boss reportedly on the lookout for a striker.
"People say it is rash buys, but at the same time if you are a Championship player and you get offered a move then it can work out," Davies told Sky Sports News.
"Look at Ash (Young) and John Carew, both signed here in January and Ash is looking like a world beater, so it just depends on your move.
"Sometimes clubs sign in January because they are desperate and then sign the player they want in the summer or other times it can work, like for Ash and John."
Davies has twice been on the move on the last day of the summer transfer window.
The first time was in 2005 when he switched from Luton to West Brom and then again in 2007 when he joined Villa on an initial loan deal.
"It was crazy that day," he added of his move to the Baggies.
"Nothing happened all the way through the summer until the last day. The manager had always kept me in the loop saying clubs were interested.
"Then on August 31st I was shopping in Romford and the manager rang me saying they were getting closer to a bid at 4pm.
"It was bizarre for me in the first move how it happened but after that you get used to it."