Abbott, who lost forward Scott Dobie to a groin injury inside the opening five minutes, said: "We are trying to pull rabbits out of the hat at the moment.
"If we'd had their two strikers in our team we would have won comfortably. With the amount of balls we got into the box, natural goalscorers would have had a field day.
"Every problem at the moment seems to be our central strikers.
"We are down to bare bones. We know what we're missing and need a couple of hardened centre-forwards who know the game at this level."