Ayr manager Mark Roberts has major selection worries for his side's home clash with non-league Clachnacuddin in the Scottish Cup.
Loanees Darian MacKinnon and Kyle McAusland have been denied permission to play by parent clubs Hamilton and Rangers.
Martyn Campbell, Anthony Marenghi, Michael McGowan and David Sinclair have also been ruled out through injury, leaving Roberts to hope Marc Twaddle and Michael Moffat can shake off knocks in time.
Roberts said: ``We are down to the bare bones and will be past that if Marc and Michael don't make it.
``However whatever side we put out should be strong enough to win. It will come down to attitude and our players will need to have the correct one as Clachnacuddin will be will fired up to win this game.''
Inverness side Clachnacuddin have Mark Kennedy available after suspension as they make the long trip south.
The Highland League side, however, have injury doubts over Gordon Morrison, Sam Urquhart, Scott Davidson and Scott Graham.
Manager Iain Polworth has told his young side they will need to stand strong against the Honest Men.
``Our team is young, particularly in defence where we rely a lot on the experience of Graham Tatters, so we need to ensure that we put in mature performances as Ayr have very good strikers,'' Polworth said.
``We had a good win at Keith last week and if we can build on that then we may just surprise a few people by getting a result.''