West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace missed his side's latest drawn encounter as he strives to bring in new players he hopes will aid manager Gary Megson's quest for a victory.
Megson revealed Peace was in Europe attempting to conclude a transfer or two ahead of the closure of the transfer window on Tuesday.
Ivory Coast striker Aruna Dindane is understood to head the shopping list, although he remains in Champions League action with Anderlecht after firing them into the group stage on Tuesday with a double in a 3-0 win over Benfica, and could prove hard to prise away.
French midfielder Ousmane Dabo, Hungary left-back Szablocs Huszti
and Sylvain Wiltord, a free agent after being released by Arsenal in the summer, have all been linked.
After watching his side struggle for the point from their third 1-1 draw this season, Megson knows his side are lacking in certain positions and is eager to strengthen.
"I hope we can add to the squad because that will give us a much better chance," said Megson.
"We have been talking to a few clubs and a few players where we have agreements with those clubs to try and bring them in.
"Hopefully we are close and we can get them done. If we can, all well and good, but if we can't then we will have to battle on with what we have.
"But each time I watch us play I become more convinced the areas we are showing a little naivety and we are trying to strengthen are the areas we need to strengthen."
At least one of Megson's summer buys in Hungary captain and right winger Zoltan Gera, a Ł1.5million capture from Ferencvaros, would appear to be a Barclays Premiership player in the making.
After impressing in two substitute appearances
, and scoring twice for Hungary in last week's 3-0 win over Scotland
, Megson handed Gera his first start and the 25-year-old did not disappoint as he opened the scoring inside three minutes.
Megson knows he has a quality player on his hands as he added: "As he gets stronger and more attuned to the pace English football is played at, I think he will get better and better.
"He has good quality and some of the passes he played from wide right were terrific. He did start to tire late on, but it is certainly a good start for him to score on his full debut."
Tottenham, though, slowly clawed their way back into the game, with Jermain Defoe the pivotal character as he was at the heart of Spurs' recovery.
His 34th-minute equaliser was a fine drive from 20 yards, although Russell Hoult was at fault as the ball squeezed under his gloves much to the disgust of Megson.
"He is disappointed and he has held his hands up and apologised, but it was an awful goal to give away all round," assessed Megson.
"Neil Clement gave the ball away, allowing Defoe to drop into the area Neil had vacated and it allows the lad to turn, run and shoot, and Houlty makes a complete hash of it, but that happens."
Megson saw the result as one point gained rather than two dropped, with Spurs coach Jacques Santini also adopting a positive outlook.
"In France we say the glass is half full because we had two or three good chances to win the game, but I accept the result and it was a good point for us," reflected Santini.
"I am happy with the results of our first three matches from three good games because our preparation has not been good this season.
"We have had injuries, a lot of players coming and going, and there has been no time for good training sessions.
"Last week there were players away on international duty and this week we are playing three games, so for morale, this is a good result."
Santini will lose more players next week due to the start of the World Cup qualifying campaign, in particular Defoe who appears a man in form and vying for a starting role in England's World Cup matches against Austria and Poland.
With Alan Smith on the scoresheet for Manchester United last night, and Emile Heskey on target for Birmingham on Tuesday, coach Sven-Goran Eriksson has a dilemma on his hands as to who will partner Michael Owen.
Santini was enthusiastic about Defoe's display after a game which died a death after the forward's withdrawal as a precaution midway through the second half.
"I am happy with the form of Jermain because he scored a very good goal for us and I hope he can continue playing like that," added Santini.