Sheffield Wednesday boss Paul Sturrock hopes to bring in new players after being forced to send on-loan striker Kenwyne Jones back to Southampton.
The Owls had been keen to keep Jones for longer than a month
"I've brought James Quinn in and hopefully we can get him up to speed, but the search goes on," Sturrock said.
"Joey O'Brien has a viral problem and Paul Heckingbottom misses the next game with suspension, so we're running on fumes as far as the squad's concerned.
"So it looks as if I might have to try to get a couple of loan players in."
Jones had scored seven goals in seven games during his month-long loan from Southampton - where he had been signed by Sturrock while he was Saints' manager.
"We've been very pleased with his contribution - we'd like to thank Southampton as he's been fantastic for us," Sturrock added.
Meanwhile, defender Heckingbottom was philosophical after earning himself a ban for picking up his fifth caution of the season.
Heckingbottom was booked for celebrating his stoppage-time equaliser in the Owls' 1-1 draw at Bournemouth.
"I'd been on four bookings for a while, so I've just got to look at it that it's out of the way now," he said.
"I was surprised, because the referee said I left the pitch, but I didn't go in the crowd or anything."