RONNIE Moore hopes to bolster his Tranmere Rovers' squad ahead of this weekend's League One encounter with Leyton Orient.
The match follows Rovers' 1-1 draw with Notts County on Tuesday.
Currently 20th on the league table with 35 points, Rovers have yet to win a game this year.
Ronnie, who returned to Prenton Park as caretaker manager at the weekend, has 12 games left to reverse this situation.
In a press conference this morning, he said: "We're short on quality and have been working like mad to try and get someone in.
"I've been knocking on a lot of doors, but at the moment a lot of them are shut.
"We're going to keep trying and, hopeully we'll have someone in by Friday.
"At the moment we're probably three players short in the areas we need them."
Looking to the weekend's match against 16th-placed Leyton Orient, Ronnie said: "It's vital that we win this weekend and if we can get the same atmosphere we had on Tuesday night that will be fantastic.
"I want them to remember that feeling when we ball went into the net.
"We're at home and they've had a bad result midweek, so we'll be ready for them. We've just got to keep it nice and tight at the back and not give away sloppy goals. If we can win the game, it closes that gap.
"It will be a pretty game for Leyton; not for us because we'll be on their feet."
Recalling his return to Prenton Park on Tuesday night, Ronnie, who was cheered by the crowd as he made his way out of the tunnel said: "It's fantastic to be back. "There was that gut feeling of nervous tension and, after being unemployed for a year, it was all about learning how to be a manager again.
"It's good to see happy faces on the training ground. That's what you need. If you're not happy working here, go and work at Tesco.
"My aim is to be here for a long time, but obviously we'll see what happens."