Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe still holds hope of bringing in some much needed reinforcements as his side slumped to a fifth loss in a row.
Young midfielder Jake Brimmer went down late in the game with cramp amid a growing injury toll that also saw Xavi Torres limp off minutes earlier.
"I hope it's cramp," Lowe conceded.
The Glory coach admitted that his player pool was growing slim after a game where left back Marc Warren was forced to play in centre midfield.
"They're giving it a go," Lowe said.
"(Anybody) could put on a bib and show up at training and be selected."
Lowe also admitted that the club had failed in their attempts to sign new blood but were still positive that they could bring in some reinforcements before the transfer window closed.
"We were speaking to four or five players," Lowe said.
"There's still a bit of transfer window left so we're still looking."
Lowe added: "It's Australian players we need, which is hard."