Wellington Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert has indicated for the first time he will look to bolster his squad during the January transfer window.

But it's unlikely to be a big name as Herbert is keen on making sure any signing can add long-term value at the club.

Herbert says they are looking for a fullback or attacking midfielder.

The Phoenix play the top of the table Central Coast Mariners this afternoon.

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