Steve Evans is not ruling out any new faces for Stevenage's FA Cup third round tie at Aston Villa.

The Boro boss has already swooped twice in the opening five days of the January transfer window, snapping up Charlton Athletic's Jake Forster-Caskey and Daryl Horgan of Wycombe Wanderers.

The original plan had been there would be another new name though, a replacement for Saxon Earley who has move to Plymouth Argyle.

He would have been able to play too, but that has been paused due to the parent club opting to play him in their own FA Cup match.

Evans said: "We’re looking at a couple of options [at left-back] and one would have been with us but he’s now playing for his team in the FA Cup on Saturday. 

"It’s amazing when you can be on the bench or just off it and suddenly an FA Cup tie comes. 

"The manager though does and should have full control so if he wants his player playing in the FA Cup on Saturday then it’s his prerogative. 

"We’ll have him watched, he’s one of three we’ve got a possibility on, two very strong possibilities, but he is our first option.

"You never know [if there will be any more]. I didn’t expect Daz Horgan to happen as quickly as it did but my relationship with Gareth Ainsworth probably got that tick in the box quicker than most. 

"We’re speaking to clubs and players. We’ve got a rifle approach. We know who we want and we have a list in terms of priorities. 

"We are working really hard behind the scenes."

Evans confirmed what was already known, that his two new signings are both unavailable for Villa Park as they are cup-tied.

They will come into their own though in the weeks and months to come.

Evans said: "Both can’t play but both will travel and be part of the group. 

"We’ve added to the group because when we come away from Villa Park, we’ll be very quickly getting ready for Harrogate. 

"[The squad] have taken to them because they know them and they’ve played against them.

"They are two top players and two Championship players. They might have come from League One but if you look at both of them in isolation, they have both played a lot of Championship football. 

"We think we have added some real good competition to the group. The boys that have been playing there have been excellent for us. 

"What we are trying to do is creating competition in key areas of the pitch and I’m sure in the next four or five days, we’ll have added further to the group."