Jamie May, Craigentinny: "He must be looking at a centre half as there have been various rumours and counter rumours. Rod Petrie (Hibs chairman) doesn't announce a new player until it's signed and sealed so we still hope. I would like a midfield player to play along side Liam Miller, John Rankin hasn't produced and, even though Kevin McBride was getting rave reviews, I still didn't rate him too highly."
Stuart Dutton, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: "I think Hughes is going to bolster our defence with a full-back to fill in the fragile right-side and he'll maybe get a free transfer to bolster our central defence. There's a possibility we'll lose one or two players in January such as Benji who has seemed far from happy and Ma-Kalambay, who is under fire from the fans. It wouldn't be a surprise if Hughes invests some of the cash we made in the summer to get a centre-forward. If a replacement is found for the full-back position, I'd like to see David Wotherspoon up alongside Merouane Zemmama on the wing with Derek Riordan pushed upfront back into his preferred position in place of Nish."
Peter Henderson, Leith: "I think he will be looking to bring in a centre half and a right back. With Sol Bamba going to the Africa Nations' Cup and the recent talk of him getting a move away in the transfer window, this must be on Hughes' mind. Wotherspoon has done well when played at right back this season but he is suited to playing in midfield and, with the long-term absence of Kevin McCann, his hand may be forced.
Matthew Williams, Edinburgh: Hughes will look to strengthen the right-back and centre-back positions in the transfer window. We are short of cover in these areas and they are the main reason we lose goals even though our defensive record is better this season."