Crewe's director of football Dario Gradi has revealed he hopes to sign at least one new player on loan before the weekend.
The Railwaymen have slipped towards the foot of League One after a recent disappointing run and coach Steve Holland has targeted some new players he hopes to land before Saturday's clash with Luton Town.
"We are continuing to look for those players that can improve us," Gradi told the club's official website.
"Steve has found a winger and we were close to bringing him in, but he has picked up a slight injury and wasn't fit. We will have to wait on that one.
"On occasions like this, it is time to call your contacts and see what we can do.
"We are doing all we can to find those players that could make a difference to us."