Sheffield United boss Kevin Blackwell is hoping to land a new keeper before the loan window slams shut on Thursday.
The Blades have seen their options in that area severely depleted this season, and are currently down to the bare bones.
Ian Bennett is recovering from a nasty thumb injury, while Paddy Kenny is set to be out of action until April as he serves a drugs ban.
Justin Haber is on loan at Hungarian sister club Ferencvaros, leaving Mark Bunn, who has been borrowed from Blackburn, as Blackwell's only option between the sticks.
"We have to try and get in another goalkeeper," said the Blades boss.
"The situation is desperate and we'll see what happens. Bennett is out for another three weeks and the deadline for signing closes on Thursday.
"If anything happens to Bunn we don't have another goalkeeper, plus we have possibly five games to play before Bennett will be back.
"I had to hold my breath when Bunn went down in a heavy clash (against Peterborough on Saturday).
"It's proving difficult to get a player of the calibre who fits the bill, but we have to try."