Everton manager Rafa Benitez believes the club must find solutions in January.
The Toffees are dealing with an injury crisis, while they face many tough games in quick succession in the coming weeks.
With the transfer window a little more than a month away, Benitez is hopeful he can add to his squad in January.
Benitez spoke after a 3-0 loss against Manchester City on Sunday.
"The offensive players, they could be a threat [v Man City]," he said.
"To lose Demarai Gray, he was training really well and in form, meant we had more problems in the counter-attack.
"We will see how long he is [out for]. We have to deal with that. Injuries are a problem for us at the moment Hopefully we can bring some players back, go to January with some points and then start thinking about solutions."
Benitez added: "In terms of the number of injuries, little by little we are getting better. The problem we have is some of the injuries are long-term.
" Tom Davies was unlucky with his knee, the metatarsal of Doucoure is the same. We can't control this. The worst was Dominic because it takes too long and now we are trying to change a little bit how we approach the injuries.
"At the same time, when you have players injured you overload the other players and they run the risk."