Bolton Wanderers currently sit second-bottom of the Championship with 33 matches played and three points from safety and just 13 matches left to save themselves.
Off the pitch, issues continue to embroil the club with Parkinson desperately trying to maintain on-field matters but with little success, winning just once in their last nine matches.
Things are not set to get any easier for them this weekend when they travel to high-flying Leeds United, just a week after being hammered 4-0 by Norwich City.
Goals have been an issue all season and in what must be a last gasp bid save their season, the club have taken striker Marvin Emnes on trial.
The former Swansea City, Middlesbrough and Blackburn Rovers man has been without a club since January where he was released by Vancouver.
Wanderers certainly need some more firepower, but the Dutchman’s record is far from convincing scoring just 55 goals in his entire career.
So, would he be a good signing for the Trotters?
“This isn’t a great signing.
“Don’t get me wrong, it’s a striker and Bolton need that.
“He’s never been prolific though and it seems like a last, desperate roll of the dice.”
“This signing has a potent scent of desperation surrounding it.
“It’s as if Bolton were clutching at straws hoping Emnes is going to be the miracle man to keep them up.
“I can’t see the value in this signing.
“Adding a player for the sake of it is relegation fodder 101.
“They have hardly any money as it is so waiting on this washed up striker is sensationally stupid.”
“It’s a typical Bolton signing.
“They aren’t going to be able to find a player of better quality, and he could be a useful addition to their side.
“I’m not sure he’s the man to save them from relegation though.”