WREXHAM are set to go to the Football League to ask for special dispensation to sign extra players to bolster their injury-ravaged squad.
With the club still in administration, League rules restrict them to just 20 professional players on their books, an allocation that has now been taken up with the recent acquisitions of Paul Warhurst and Robbie Foy, on-loan from Liverpool.
But the Dragons' plight is so desperate, with two games in 48 hours over the Bank Holiday weekend, they are hoping the game's authorities will be sympathetic to their predicament.
Manager Denis Smith said: "The situation is ridiculous. I'm restricted to 20 players but I've got Shaun Pejic, Dennis Lawrence, Lee Roche, Jim Whitley, Matty Crowell, Simon Spender and Dean Bennett all out.
"We need to talk to the Football League and we need to get the players that I want in and we've got two days to do it."
Wrexham were in a similar quandary last season when both their goalkeepers Andy Dibble and Michael Jones were injured at the same time and they were allowed to bring in Ryan Harrison and Ben Foster.
However, the League tends to be more lenient when it comes to goalkeepers because of their specialist position.
The Dragons today await the verdict on Shaun Pejic, who was stretchered off from Tuesday night's Carling Cup defeat to Doncaster Rovers following a horror tackle.
The player went for an MRI scan yesterday afternoon and it is hoped that the cruciate ligament damage he has suffered is of the lesser kind that will take six-to-eight weeks to heal, rather than the more serious type which requires a lay-off of at least six months.
Meanwhile, Dennis Lawrence, who tweaked his hamstring in the warm-up before Tuesday's game, is also a major doubt for Saturday.