Wrexham boss Gary Mills says financial constraints are making it impossible to solve his side's striker crisis.
Pressure built on Mills as they again failed to score in their 2-0 defeat at Tranmere in the National League.
A mistake by Dragons' goalkeeper, Shwan Jalal, for one goal, did not help matters, but Mills insists the problem is at the other end.
"I thought the lads did well. We had a good shape and we worked hard, but we are struggling up-front," said Mills.
"We've got a situation where we want to address the striker situation and it's not possible to do that.
"Unfortunately we did not look like scoring a goal again. We need the striker situation to change. We need more up top."
A break from league action
He said a number of players had left the club in the summer in search of better deals and the club had been unable to stop them.
Wrexham take a break from league action to face Stamford AFC in the fourth qualifying round of the FA Cup on 15 October.
They return to league action with a home tie against Bromley on 22 October.
Mills said he welcomed the break from league action, but was convinced he was still the man to get things back on track at the club.
"There's about four or five players gone elsewhere for better money because I could not afford to give them the money to stay at this club." added Mills.
Mills admits 'mistakes'
"Then you have to go and try and address it. Yes, I might have made two or three mistakes, but who doesn't as a manager?
"I know what the situation is. I've got a squad of players to work with and that is what we work with. We get on with our jobs.
"As a supporter you want to win football matches and there's no sentiment in it.
"We came to a club in Tranmere that, when you are talking budgets, probably has double the one I've got, but that's just the way it is.
"I live and die with the resources I have got. We will put it right."