Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp remains hopeful of boosting his relegation-threatened squad with "one or two more" signings before the end of the transfer window.
Spurs battled back from a two-goal deficit at Bolton on Saturday, only to lose to Kevin Davies' 87th-minute header, and the defeat leaves them just a point above the bottom three.
Redknapp, still to learn the extent of Jermain Defoe's training ground injury, said: "When I came here we were bottom with two points from eight games but we've got it all on and it's going to be tight to be sure."
He added: "I think we need to get one or two more in because the squad is still lacking in certain areas. But getting them is very difficult and losing Jermain is a big blow for us. It's difficult but we'll see how we go."
Bolton attacked with more purpose than Tottenham from the start and always looked likely to claim the three points.
Impressive new boy Mark Davies bossed the midfield and headed a 22nd-minute chance narrowly wide before his free-kick found Sebastien Puygrenier to head home the game's opener in the 31st minute.
Kevin Davies added a second before two goals from half-time substitute Darren Bent hauled the Londoners level.
But new Bolton skipper Kevin Davies had the final say when he headed home to deny Spurs a valuable point.
Dejected Redknapp added: "It's happened in the last away games - we've got done in the last three or four minutes when we've really been in control and taken over the second half completely.
"We've given a corner away and we can't defend on a corner. At that point I wouldn't have taken a draw, that's for sure, because we were absolutely pummelling them. But that's how it's been."
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