Port Vale manager Micky Adams has said that he is hoping to strengthen his squad by adding some players on loan.
Vale dropped to eighth in League Two after losing to Shrewsbury on Saturday, their third defeat in five games.
"We're close, but not as close as I would like to be in terms of a side that wants to achieve what I want to achieve," Adams told BBC Radio Stoke.
"I've given everybody a great chance so this week I certainly hope to bring in a few faces. We have to make changes."
Adams already has two loan players, Rangers winger Andy Little and striker Ben Williamson from Hyde United, in his squad.
Vale, who face local rivals Crewe on Saturday, will be boosted by the return of striker Sean Rigg.
The former Bristol Rovers man scored four goals in his first five appearances this season, but suffered a hamstring injury in a defeat by Southend in August and has missed the last five matches as a result.
"It's disappointing to be out for as long as I was but I'm back now and I'm looking forward to Crewe," said Rigg. "Hopefully I can continue my good start."
BBC Radio Stoke will have live commentary of Crewe v Port Vale on 94.6FM from 1500 BST on Saturday, 24 September.