Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock says the club must make signings in January.
The Eagles have won just once in nine Premier League games and are only one point above the bottom three.
"We've got to bring players in," he said. "They've got to be better than we've already got and it takes quite a lot of money to do that."
Palace have struggled for goals in recent games, scoring just once in their last three games and strikers Fraizer Campbell, Dwight Gayle, and Marouane Chamakh have managed just six Premier League goals between them.
Warnock added: "I think we've known all along that we haven't got that clinical striker.
"I think we've scored quite a few goals over the season but they just seem to be in spurts. When we score, we score three.
"We've got to start putting lesser chances away that would have earned us quite a lot more points."