"As a manager you are always looking but with the loans available there isn't anyone that can improve our side," he admits.
Alan has, though, given David Noble a free transfer to Boston United on Wednesday and allowed Daryl McMahon a loan move to Torquay.
"David has had a successful loan period at Boston and Daryl is going to stay there until the end of the year which is good news - he will gain valuable experience," says Alan.
He admits it has been a tough few days since the Millwall game, and adds:
"We accept the criticism aimed at us this week and take it on the chin; we have held our hands up and only we can put it right.
"It makes us all the more determined to come back strong - all the best teams bounce back, just look at Arsenal.
"There won't be sweeping changes and I believe we are good enough to win promotion.
"It has been a bad week for the club with other promotion contenders winning but we have to move on.
"This is a fantastic club and we will learn from our errors; I relish the challenge."
Looking at Gillingham, he adds:
"They have a threat and the two strikers are a real handful, but we are at home and we would expect to win.
"They are fighting for their lives and you can never tell in this league but we would target five wins at least.
"People have said the first division is not a good league but I would dispute that; I got Reading to the play-offs last year but this West Ham side is better."