Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Mick McCarthy has expressed sympathy for struggling striker Freddy Eastwood.
The £1.5 million summer signing started his first game in six weeks against Ipswich Town last Saturday but was well below his best, missed a penalty and ended up being substituted at half time.
To make matters worse, Wolves turned in a desperate performance and lost 3-0 as Eastwood extended his goalless run into a third month.
But McCarthy is refusing to panic after the Wales international then picked up a calf injury in a reserve team game on Monday.
"I feel for Freddy a bit," McCarthy admitted. "Maybe the way we play is not what he's been used to, the two strikers up front whereas he's previously had a free role to roam about and do other things.
"That may have suited him more, but he's having to do things differently now. Sometimes you go to a new club and it doesn't turn to gold immediately and then all the outside influences start.
"What's happening? What's wrong with him? Well at the moment, nothing. It's not quite working and we'll have to keep working at it."
Meanwhile, current skipper Jody Craddock is unlikely to be fit in time for this weekend's home match with Bristol City, having also been taken off at half-time Portman Road.
The centre-back sustained an ankle problem which compounds the fact Gary Breen is also doubtful.
That could mean Neill Collins and Darren Ward, the partnership that finished the game at Ipswich, the chance to face the team with the second best away record in the Championship.
Stephen Elliott and Darron Gibson are also concerns but Michael Gray - a late withdrawal from the squad that travelled to Ipswich last weekend - is expected to recover from a hamstring injury.