Nathan Ellington has hinted he could extend his stay at Crewe.
The 31-year-old striker penned a deal until the end of the season earlier this month after scoring four goals in as many games for the Railwaymen's second string..
Ellington was an unused substitute during last weekend's 2-1 win over Colchester and will hope for a debut when Shrewsbury visit Gresty Road on Saturday.
"We are just taking each stage as it comes at the moment," he told the club's official website. "I have signed until the end of the season and we'll see how it goes.
"I know the club likes to bring through the young players but if I can fit into that and help the squad in any way then staying longer could happen.
"It is going to be very exciting. We have a lot of teams fighting for promotion and others down at the bottom so it will be tough. And we have the Johnstone's Paint Trophy Final to look forward to.
"If we can get into the play-offs, we can go up again, so we have to work for every point.
"I am at a good level now and my sharpness is improving with each game and training session. I can feel myself creating chances for myself and others and I know there is more to come."