Weekly News Round Up.
'Steve contacted us after leaving Crewe and asked if he could come training and he's been with us for a few weeks now.
'Not a lot of people are aware of his situation and he's sneaked under the radar to an extent. We've got ourselves a very good keeper and he will provide strong competition for Dean Gerken.
'He wasn't No.3 goalkeeper at Crewe, he had a disagreement with them when cutbacks meant they had to go without a goalkeeping coach. That wasn't going to help his game so he looked to move on.'
Club captain Mat Mitchell-King looks set to be ruled out for a few weeks after picking up an ankle injury in the 3-0 win over Darlington last Saturday. The former Histon defender has suffered slight ligament damage and a sprain to his ankle and could return by the end of February.
The injury will allow on loan defender Harry Worley to have a run in the first team and will hope to impress management as the player looks for a possible deal come the summer.
Clayton Donaldson has shaken off a hip injury and will look to carry on his partnership with Calvin Zola in attack for the visit of Bournemouth this weekend.
Crewe's caretaker manager Dario Gradi told the official website
"I may look to keep Patrick here now because we could be without Mat for a few weeks. There has been no-one prepared to take him on loan and he has become fourth choice here after Harry Worley recovered from injury.
"If someone was prepared to come in and pick him up on a permanent basis then that is something we would consider if it was good for him. I have Carl Martin and Harry Davis who could play there if needs be but Patrick is above them at the moment.
"If an offer for him was to come in then I would evaluate it then. It is not something I have had to make a decision on yet."
Dario Gradi has said that the club has yet to recieve a bid for transfer listed defender Billy Jones.
Jones who is out of contract in the summer had interest from League Two rivals Dagenham & Redbridge but they did not follow up.
Jones is currently struggling with a knee injury which was picked up in training.
Crewe's first ever trip to Burton Albion's Pirelli Stadium has been brought forward 24 hours on police advice as Burton use the same stewards as Derby County who have drawn Birmingham City in the 5th Round of the FA Cup.
The visit to Burton will take place on Friday 12 February 2010 with a 19:45 KO.
Former midfielder Eugen Bopp looks set to sign a short deal with Championship side Plymouth Argyle after impressing in trials with the Pilgrims.
Bopp was released by Crewe last summer and had trials with Portsmouth who were unable to sign the Ukrainian player due to a transfer embargo at the Premisership club.