Gary Megson insists that the mounting injury list at Bolton will not jeopardise the club's survival bid.
The Trotters boss saw full-back Nicky Hunt pick up a shoulder injury in the demoralising 3-2 defeat against Arsenal last weekend which will keep him out of action for the remainder of the season.
He joins first choice keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen and fellow defender Ricardo Gardner in the Reebok Stadium treatment room.
Despite the problems though, Megson remains confident that he has enough quality at his disposal to maintain the club's Premier League status and is targeting three points from a tricky trip to Aston Villa this Saturday.
"I've never made a big point about talking about the injuries and it strikes me that when things aren't going right people don't actually look at it themselves," he said.
"So long-term we are without Jaaskelainen, we're without Gardner, (Kevin) Nolan's been playing with a bad back and obviously now he is suspended.
"Nicky Hunt is now out for the rest for the season with a shoulder injury he got last week against Arsenal but, in the shorter term, this is the last game Kevin will serve under suspension and the players we put out there, they're the ones we want to focus on.
"Hopefully we can do what we did to Arsenal for an hour, and maybe we can do it to Villa for an hour-and-a-half."
Megson saw his side take a two-goal lead against the Gunners last week, before Arsene Wenger's title-chasers staged a remarkable comeback to snatch all three points in the dying seconds.
With the Trotters currently four points adrift of safety with just six games remaining, it is vital that they get back on track at Villa Park.