Rochdale manager Keith Hill is ready to enter the loan market in a bid to revive his side's fortunes.
After reaching last season's League Two play-off final, Dale have made a stuttering start to the current campaign, with the home defeat to Wycombe leaving them with only five points from their opening five games.
Hill admitted: "The loan market re-opening has got to be of interest to me now because we know how ruthless this business is and I can't afford to wait for players.
"Of course we believe in them but there's just a little ingredient missing at the moment and I don't know what it is.
"I think we were in a similar position this time last year and we climbed up the league to finish fifth in the table scoring a lot of goals and getting a lot of points on the board.
"I believe in the young players, of course I do, but maybe we might have to do a little shape-shifting and freshen and spice things up because there's a little familiarity within the squad."