Neil Warnock has been lifted by the club's weekend revelations that talks with new investors are edging closer to a conclusion.
Chairman Ken Bates, speaking for the first time publicly about protracted negotiations with a Bahrain-based investment bank, confirmed on Saturday that they were now at "an advanced stage" and Warnock is optimistic that he may soon be able to strengthen his small squad.
"I do know what needs doing," Warnock said. "We need an influx of two or three players and with the news on Saturday, that might not be too far away, hopefully."
He added: "We are down to a bare minimum in the squad, so we have very little options. Ideally I would have liked another couple of defenders and another couple of forwards in before the end of August.
"But that wasn't to be, so we keep going. Players have come into the team like Sam Byram and Dominic Poleon and it gives them a big lift and all the juniors at the club, to see lads like that come in.
"It's not an ideal situation, you wouldn't want to play them week in, week out but needs must at the moment."