Crewe manager Steve Davis concedes he is still striving for the right formula in attack.
The Railwaymen drew a blank during Tuesday's disappointing 3-0 reverse at Hartlepool and Saturday's League One clash with Torquay could see a recall for top scorer Mathias Pogba, along with highly-rated youngster Max Clayton.
"We didn't create enough chances and didn't get in behind them enough," Davis told his club's official website. "We have tried different players in different positions and in different systems to make us more of a threat.
"At Hartlepool we were slow to get bodies in the box and have those forwards with a real desire to get in there and get a goal.
"The forward players have to realise that they are in the team to score goals and create chances. They aren't going to get many if they are not in the box and having shots.
"There was a whole host of things to look at after Hartlepool and making us more of threat in the final third is one of them."