INSTANT-DICT are ready to dip into the transfer market in a desperate bid to revive their disappointing season. But this afternoon, Instant's old guard will face up to one of the club's toughest tests of the campaign against champions Eastern at Mongkok Stadium. Instant's move for new players comes hot on the heels of their shock 4-2 defeat by struggling Kitchee last Monday night when they saw a 2-0 first-half lead erased by a Paul Foster hat-trick as Kitchee produced the comeback of the season so far. Instant are eighth in the league table with six points from six games - eight points behind Eastern. But their hopes of upsetting the pacesetters have suffered a setback with doubts hanging over the fitness of midfielders Yeung Kin-keung and Sean Edwards who picked up knocks during the Kitchee defeat. Scottish striker Eddie Gallagher is again sidelined by a foot injury so Ng Kam-hung will partner Graham Harvey up front. Instant manager Ben Choi said yesterday he felt that his players were not mentally tough enough to handle the pressure. 'They panicked after they gave away a goal last Monday,' said Choi. 'That's why we let in three goals in a row after Kitchee closed the gap to 2-1.' Eastern, however, have no injury worries as they chase a win which would see them leapfrog over Golden and back to the top of the table with a two-point cushion and a vital game in hand. PROBABLE LINE-UPS Eastern: Iain Hesford: Keung Heung-fai, Chiu Chun-ming, Chan Chi-keung, Ricky Cheng; Lee Kin-wo, Tim O'Shea, Lo Kai-wah, Ross Greer; Dale Tempest, Paul Nixon. Instant-Dict: Mick Leonard: Cheung Chi-tak, Leung Shing-kit, Roddy Manley, Nip Chak-hang; Chan Chi-kwong, Steve Berry, Sean Edwards, Lam Hing-lun; Ng Kam-hung, Graham Harvey.