Tranmere manager Ronnie Moore believes it will be like having a new signing when Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro returns from injury.
The Rovers striker - who has seven goals for the season - was ruled out for three months when he suffered a broken metatarsal in the win 1-0 win at Notts County a fortnight ago.
Moore is now scouring the loan market for a temporary replacement and admits the 27-year-old leaves a tough void to fill.
"He was probably the one player you didn't want to get injured," he said.
"There's his pace, he's playing well, he's had the best start (to a season) he's ever had in his career.
"There's loads of people talking about him - Championship clubs, Premier League clubs all looking. So hopefully he'll be back in three months and will be like a brand new signing for us."