Notts County are scouring the emergency loan market for a striker in order to cope with Jimmy Spencer's suspension.
Spencer will miss the next three matches after he was shown a straight red card in the 3-2 home defeat to Shrewsbury.
His ban has left Notts short of options up front and they could add a fresh face before the weekend's trip to play-off contenders Rotherham.
Assistant boss Greg Abbott says he and manager Shaun Derry are searching the market but accept that finding quality at this stage of the season will be tough.
"We are going to be without Jimmy for the next three games which leaves us a little short and naturally we would like to address that if we could," Abbott told the Nottingham Post.
"When we lost Ronan (Murray) for three games after he was sent off at Peterborough and now Jim, it's certainly not an ideal situation to be in at this stage of the season.
"But the board have been brilliant and they've given us their full support. The problem is that finding that quality at this stage is difficult because clubs are reluctant to let players go, especially those at the top.
"But we will keep trying and searching. The one thing we won't do is give up."