Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe admits his side need to find a touch of creativity if they are to end their worrying goal drought.
Glory haven't notched a goal since their 3-1 win over Adelaide on October 25, with their six-hour scoreless run stretching over four matches.
Injuries to imports Gyorgy Sandor (ankle) and Guyon Fernandez (foot) have hampered Glory's cause, with veterans Ruben Zadkovich and Dino Djulbic also grounded.
Sandor and Fernandez face a race against time to prove their fitness for Friday night's clash with Melbourne City at AAMI Park, while defender Josh Risdon will be monitored this week after suffering a corked leg in Saturday's 0-0 draw with Sydney FC.
Last season's departure of strike duo Andy Keogh and Jamie Maclaren have left Glory light on attacking options, with the team scoring just six goals from as many matches this campaign.
Lowe knows there's no instant fix for his injury-hit side, but he's urging his players to add some creativity to their play.
"We've got certain cards that we've been dealt, and we deal with that. We don't have a moan, we just get on with it," Lowe said.
"We're very positive. We're not getting smashed. No one's playing us off the park.
"We're very well organised and very difficult to beat.
"We just need to add the other side to us. We need a little bit of creativity."
Glory players are expected to get a light week on the track after being forced to endure 34-degree heat during their 0-0 draw with Sydney.
Perth are already six points adrift of the top-six after managing just one win from their opening six games.
Melbourne City sit in seventh spot following last week's 1-1 draw against Brisbane.