Dundee United are crying out for a hero to ignite their season.
Mixu Paatelainen is looking far and wide in search of reinforcements.
The Tangerines boss is on the verge of securing the signing of former United man Gavin Gunning as well as hoping to tie up a deal for Japanese international Eiji Kawashima and casting his eye over ex-Liverpool and France striker Florent Sinama-Pongolle.
But, despite the extensive search for fresh faces, could the answer to United’s problems lie within the current crop?
Here we take a look at six players who could help define the club’s season.
He’s a figure who many fans like but very few love.
Paton is not a player who many were crying out for in the team a few months back but now they’d have him back in a heartbeat.
A knee injury looks set to rob Paton of game time until Christmas at the earliest but United are desperate for his no-nonsense bite in the middle of the park.
If you think back to United’s success under Jackie McNamara, many of the wins were recorded with Paton alongside John Rankin in the middle.
Another player who has went from being an in-and-out defender to a massive miss is centre-back Morris.
Many wondered if Jarek Fojut’s absence would have an effect in the summer but it turns out his partner’s physicality is just something United have been unable to replace.
He’s back training and could be fit for the weekend. United could really do with him in their line-up.
A midfielder who looks to have the world at his feet at times but, unfortunately for United, has failed to produce too often since his arrival on the first-team scene.
Fraser is a player who can turn a game with a pass or a bit of movement, and is always a willing recipient of the ball and runner without it. If he finds his creative spark, or a goalscoring touch, he has the ability to propel United away from danger.
Capable of scoring goals and producing performances when the chips are down but just hasn’t been anywhere near fit enough in 2015.
Was expected to arrive on the scene in style when the shackles were taken off after the departure of Gary Mackay-Steven and Stuart Armstrong but has managed just 15 games since their move to Celtic Park in the opening week of February.
As things stand, he’s still some way off getting back in the side but, as the season goes on, and if a relegation battle continues to ensue, Dundonian Dow could be invaluable to United.
Injury also sees Erskine out of the picture at present. It’s taken Arabs time to realise his worth. He is now being valued as a better player when he is out than he ever was when he was in the team.
Has battled most of his career outside of the top flight, so certainly has a fire in his belly for a fight.
As skipper, along with the manager, the buck for performances often stops at his door. If United ever needed a skipper to stand up and be counted, it’s now.
The Irishman is top-quality character, often leading by example with his performances.
The Terrors need performances from their ever-reliable, versatile defender now more than ever.