JASON Lee insists he is working feverishly to strengthen his under-performing side.
The Boston United manager wants to bring in a defender to help shore up a back four which has been leaking goals at an alarming rate in recent weeks.
However, Lee says he does not have the funds to bring in an established performer with Blue Square Bet North experience.
Instead, the United chief must scour the loan market for young players on the cheap.
"I would like to strengthen the defence," declared Lee.
"We have got a player (Jack Andrews) coming in, but he's a young boy from Nottingham Forest.
"We are probably in the market for young players who we can borrow from other clubs, or young players who want come in and progress their careers.
"We're not in the market where we can afford to bring in an experienced player who commands a good wage. We're not in that category.
"It's frustrating, but it would be for any manager.
"As long as everybody is aware that Boston United have not got an abundance of cash to go and spend.
"Our squad is small and we've tried to make it as competitive as possible.
"We've got expectations. I've got expectations for myself and the fans have got expectations.
"But we're not in a position to go and spend money willy nilly.
"We can't waste money and we have to think long and hard about who we bring in and what we can afford."