Davis could make loan signing
Steve Davis has not ruled out bringing in a loan player after Crewe crashed out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at Fleetwood.
The heavy 4-0 defeat marked the Alex's fourth defeat in five games and they currently sit in the bottom four in League One.
"We are looking whether there is anyone who can come in and give us a boost like (Lauri) Dalla Valle did last year. He gave us a boost and got the other forwards going as well," Davis told Crewe's official website.
"You have to be careful, you don't want to just add to numbers. And if he is someone who will make a difference it will be a decent player and does he want to come?
"Is he prepared to battle away with us? We have a good reputation of getting loan players in, clubs like their players to come to us because we will stick to our principles and they are given the opportunity to play.
"It is something we are not ruling out for sure."