Newport County have missed out on signing a striker on loan from a League One side because of international clearance issues.
It is believed the deal failed to gain permission from governing body Fifa.
"We're having a bit of a problem at the moment... we seem to get punished being a Welsh club playing in an English League," County boss Jimmy Dack said.
"We have to do this international clearance and everything becomes a bit of a problem."
Newport are next in action at Accrington Stanley on Friday night.