Hughes looking for famous five

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Under-fire Mark Hughes estimates it will take the arrival of five more players this month to ensure Manchester City remain competitive in the Premier League.

Hughes has wasted little time in stamping City's intentions on the transfer market by signing Wayne Bridge from Chelsea for a fee believed to be around £10million.

Hughes said: "We need more players. We have brought Wayne Bridge to the club but maybe we need five more to complement the ones we have."

He added: "Bringing players in during January is not easy but it is evident to everybody that number is probably the minimum we need.

"I recognise some of the players we would like to bring in are maybe unobtainable. But it is early yet and we will pursue targets we think will help us."

The problem for Hughes is that an increasing number of City supporters have given their own verdict.

Dubious about the Welshman to start with because he was so heavily associated with Manchester United as a player, they are less prepared to tolerate teething troubles and as the disgruntled masses headed for the exits, coming to terms with a home hammering by a team battling to avoid a return to League One, there were plenty of home voices echoing the gleeful cries of Forest fans that Hughes will be getting 'sacked in the morning'.

Hughes added: "I have known the frailties in the team from day one and have pointed them out to the owners and chairman.

"They understand where we are. It is not as though this has just happened overnight."

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