Manager Martin Allen insists he is not bothered by what other clubs are doing ahead of Gillingham’s trip to big-spending Crawley this weekend.
The home side are another one with a big budget and splashed the cash on transfer deadline day by bringing in striker Emile Sinclair for £100,000.
Sinclair was a summer target for Gills boss Allen but the player has now moved to the Broadfield Stadium.
Allen said: “The moment we start whinging and crying and looking at what other people are doing is the moment you might as well give up.
“We had Emile Sinclair down here for a few hours to try and sign him. We weren’t able to in the summer when he was available but he is a good player.
“But I don’t care who they have signed, I don’t care what they can pay. We have got what we have got. We man up, get on with it and make the best of what we have got.
“I don’t care what all the other clubs are paying. I don’t care about them. We just maximise what we’ve got and make the best of (it).”