Harry Redknapp has said Queens Park Rangers will not enter the transfer market in January if his side fail to win a league game before the end of December.
Rangers set a new record following their 2-2 draw at Wigan by becoming the first Premier League side to open the season without a win in 16 games.
They are now seven points adrift of safety and, although Redknapp is eager to strengthen his unbalanced squad in January, he feels there will be no justification to do so if they do not improve their fortunes soon.
"If we don't win a game or two then I wouldn't ask them to spend any more money," he said. "I think it would be unfair to the owners. I wouldn't tell them to go and spend big money on a couple more players if we're that far adrift. You've got to be realistic.
"I'm just hoping we can get that win or two and then I'm sure they'll have a go, because they've had a go in the summer. They've done whatever was asked of them and look what they've ended up with.
"It's difficult. I can only work with what I've been given. It's like you've dealt me a hand of cards and this is what I've got. We've left ourselves with a squad that's got no balance to it, we've got no strikers."
Information from the Press Association was used in this report.