Jol takes takes the Cottagers to the club where he once starred as a player in the midst of the worst runs of his managerial career.
But his hopes of turning around a sequence of one win from 12 are being constrained by injuries to key men, leaving him without a great deal of room for manoeuvre.
"We have to pick ourselves up and there's not a situation where we can change the team in five or six positions," said Jol, whose side have dropped to within four points of the drop zone.
"And that means that a lot of players in my team have to play again and they've played a lot of games.
"There's a little bit of tiredness."