Bolton manager Neil Lennon says it is "imperative" that Wanderers sign a striker after losing former England forward Emile Heskey to injury.
Heskey, 37, suffered a hamstring problem in the 10th minute of Saturday's 4-1 defeat by Huddersfield.
It comes after Bolton lost youngster Zach Clough to a dislocated shoulder earlier in the week.
"To lose Heskey so early was a blow and it's imperative now that we bring a striker in," Lennon said.
"Our final play has been poor all season. We have created decent chances but we are not converting them.
"If we don't find that bit of quality in the squad it's going to be a long, hard season."
Liam Feeney had given Bolton a third-minute lead at Huddersfield but the home side equalised before half-time and took control of the match in the second period.
To add to Bolton's misery, defender Derik Osede was sent off in the closing stages.
The result leaves Bolton 21st in the Championship, having scored only four goals in eight league fixtures.