Bolton boss Owen Coyle admits he will not be able buy players in January as a life-line to his struggling side.
Coyle believes he can turn the Trotters' season around with the players he has got, and hopes with the help of some loan additions he can help steer the club away from trouble.
Looking back on his managerial career Coyle said; "I came to the club two years ago, second-bottom of the league, and never spent a penny.
"We had to be inventive bringing in Stuart Holden, Jack Wilshere and Vladimir Weiss.
"If you don't have money, then there are ways and means of improving your team," he added. "I've not had money anywhere I have been before."
The forward-thinking manager was quick to praise the contribution of everybody connected with Bolton; "I'm at a fantastic club with great people and we all have to make sure we get ourselves out of the dangerous area we're in."
The Trotters have lost 10 of the 13 games they have played in the league this season leaving them stuck in the relegation zone.
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