Gillingham boss Andy Hessenthaler says he has a back-up plan should he fail to land loanee Jo Kuffour on a permanent deal.
Kuffour will play three more times for the Gills before returning to Bristol Rovers while fellow striker Frank Nouble will also depart in December to go back to parent club West Ham.
That will stretch Hessenthaler's attacking options and, although he is keen to acquire Kuffour on a permanent deal, he admits he has something else up his sleeve should it not materialise.
He told the Kent Messenger: "We have got some plans and we have thought about a few things. We played Bournemouth without Frank and Jo and with Danny Kedwell up there we won the game.
"But we know we only have to get an injury to Keds and then we are very light on numbers up front. We do have a plan B if the Jo Kuffour (deal) doesn't come off and with Frank going back.
"We have things we can work on at the end of December and beginning of January. Myself and the chairman have got some ideas and we will see what comes up in the next few weeks."