Burnley are still hoping to bring in players on loan, but are unable to pay transfer fees due to the current financial climate.
The Clarets are struggling at the back with injuries to Stephen Jordan and Michael Duff, prompting manager Owen Coyle to aim to bring in new players on loan, being thwarted thus far.
"You are always hopeful of bringing in new players, but you can never say for sure that everything will come to fruition," Coyle told the Lancashire Evening Telegraph.
"We have been actively trying to get someone in on loan and it all seems to have been thwarted for one reason or another.
"We will continue to do our best though and hopefully get somebody in."
The Scot has admitted that he has had to shelve plans to bolster his squad sufficiently due to the global recession.
Coyle added: "We have to keep on striving to improve and that's the difficulty we've got just now with the way the credit crunch is everywhere.
"Everyone's been hit hard by that, but we probably have more than most clubs because everything that we'd put in place, in terms of the development of the whole football club, has had to be put on hold."