Mikel Arteta has urged Everton boss Dave Moyes to make a new striker signing.
The Toffees are currently light in the attacking department after selling James Beattie to Sheffield United and losing James Vaughan to a serious injury.
That leaves Andy Johnson and Victor Anichebe to carry the goalscoring burden, with James McFadden working his way back to full fitness.
"To be at the top level you need three or four quality strikers," Arteta told Sky Sports News.
"At the moment, we've two, although we've got Faddy fighting back from injury as well.
"I'm sure they're going to do something about it.
"If they don't we know everyone is going to have to lift his game again and try to become better and don't put up any excuses."