Crewe boss Steve Davis is planning on diving into the loan market for attacking reinforcements after Harry Bunn left the field on a stretcher in the goalless draw with Tranmere.
Manchester City loanee Bunn collapsed in agony clutching his knee on the hour and he looks likely to join fellow forward Mathias Pogba on the treatment table for a while. It leaves a heavy scoring burden on youngsters Max Clayton and Ajay Leitch-Smith, who both failed to make an impact on unbeaten Tranmere's watertight defence.
"Harry twisted funny on his knee but we won't know how bad it is until we have looked at it properly," Davis said.
"If it is an injury that is going to keep him out for several months then he will go back to Man City and I will have to look into the loan market to bring someone else in.
"Pogba's still a few weeks away so we need to look to bolster the forward line.
"We've got good clean sheets now against two decent teams and I'm delighted with that. We can build on that but we need to make sure are more of a threat at the other end."
Tranmere boss Ronnie Moore inevitably put the curse on this fixture when he predicted a high-scoring game between these two ball-playing teams.
Moore said: "We didn't do enough to win it. They are a good attacking side so it was nice to get a clean sheet. I can't ask more from out lads who gave it all on a red-hot day.
"It's a point and we are on the board and we are still up there at the right end of the table.
"We thought there was going to be plenty of chances and I probably cursed it by thinking that. I don't think they created too many chances and neither keeper has had many saves to make. There are no easy games in this league and we are still unbeaten and now we have two games at home so I am a happy man."
- Steve Davis