Last Updated: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 13:44
Adam Federici believes Reading need to tread carefully in the January transfer window as he feels the wrong moves could harm them.
Royals boss Brian McDermott is certain to bolster his squad with new recruits in order to aid his side in their battle against the drop, but his Australian goalkeeper is warning that wholesale changes would be counter-productive.
Federici, who returned to the team in Saturday's goalless draw at home to Norwich, is convinced it is only a matter of time before Reading start picking up the wins that they need to pull away from the Premier League's bottom three.
A number of names have been mooted as potential targets in the new year including Arsenal winger Andrey Arshavin and Burnley striker Charlie Austin.
However, the 27-year-old claims it's imperative that McDermott keeps together the bulk of the squad that won promotion, despite the resources the manager can expect for new faces from wealthy owner Anton Zingarevich.
Federici said: "We've been together as a good squad for a long time now. We have added a few players but I think there is a danger when you add too many players into a squad - you kind of break that team spirit.
"It's something we have here in abundance. You have to be careful who you bring in and the sort of characters that come in. It's alright for people who sit far away from the game and say, 'I want that player and that player'.
"But you need to look at their personalities and think, 'Are they going to fit into the group' before bringing in any players."
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