Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert admits he needs to buy in January.
The euphoria of securing a Capital One Cup semi-final spot and triumphing 3-1 over Liverpool at Anfield just a fortnight ago now seems a million miles away.
When asked about the transfer window, Lambert said: "I will speak with the chairman and see what happens.
"They (the discussions) will remain private, what I say."
But Lambert's faith in Villa to recover from their current poor run of results remains strong.
He said: "The last three results have hurt us, no doubt about it because everyone was positive after the Liverpool game.
"But once three results go against you, there's a negativity.
"I understand that. I can see that. But I have the belief that Aston Villa will be fine.
"You have to keep their spirits up. You have to keep them believing and keep going. That's what you have to do."