The Toffees have enjoyed an impressive start to the season but sit five points behind the Champions League qualification spots after their 2-1 defeat to Chelsea last time out.
Despite that setback, the 49-year-old is remaining realistic about the club's finances and hinted at dipping into the loan market this month.
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"We are out there looking. I don't want to put the club in any situation. We have a good squad and if we can get them fit then we are okay.
"If I ask you for a grand out of your pocket, you can't give me a grand. If you've not got it, you've not got it. I've got a great respect for the people who run Everton. They have a stability.
"The chief exec [Robert Elstone] has come out and said there is a very small amount available and that is what I am saying. Maybe a couple of loans if we could come up with them.
"I joined Everton and I knew what it was about. I will always keep pushing and keep asking but at the end of the day I am the manager and my job is to win the games with the players I have got.
"The players who we had available came close to beating Chelsea."