Blackburn manager Mark Hughes has admitted he will not be able to buy his way out of trouble should his team's worrying slump continue.
The big-spending days of the club's late benefactor Jack Walker are long gone and Hughes now has to utilise what little money he has wisely.
With a lack of form, injuries, suspension and, in some cases, unhappiness within the squad, Rovers are in need of a lift.
However, they are unlikely to get one in next month's transfer window.
"I haven't got a great deal of finance to go out in the market and address problems," said Hughes, whose team have a Barclays Premier League date with Chelsea at Ewood Park on Sunday.
"I'll do just what I have always done, which I think has helped us. It makes us a better club because we work with what we have got and we make those players better.
"If an opportunity presents itself and we can find some money from somewhere then, yes, we will always be in the market, but it is quite difficult to do that from our point of view."