Struggling Kidderminster Harriers have been dealt a huge blow with the news that injured striker Dean Sturridge will be out for two months after surgery.
Sturridge has been forced to go under the knife to correct an Achilles tendon problem and will now be unavailable until after Christmas.
The former Wolves and Leicester City striker was tipped to make a big impression this season, but is yet to open his account following his switch from QPR.
Meanwhile, Harriers boss Mark Yates is looking to dip into the loan market, possibly to sign a temporary replacement for the 33-year-old.
Yates told the club's official website: "I know come Thursday or Friday I'll have a couple of new faces in on loan.
"Hopefully they can give us the spark we need. I feel we need that to spruce things up a little bit."
Kidderminster lie fifth-from-bottom on the Nationwide Conference table with only 12 points and a goal difference of negative eight.