IAN O'Reilly has used a free week to make steps to bolster his squad.
Crewe's Division Two clash at Congleton Town Reserves was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch on Saturday.
But O'Reilly was still in action, re-signing former striker Jimmy Costigan and running the rule over further targets.
He said: 'I've said before we need a bit more strength in depth, and Jimmy will give us that up front. He's one of those players who might not be involved in a game, but he has an eye for goal and his record shows that.
'He wasn't happy at Whitchurch so he's come back, and that's pleasing. I've told him we are playing with one forward at the moment, with Dave Hanson and John Scarlett in the frame at the moment, but he is happy to fight for the place.'
He added: 'I'm looking at getting a few more in. I've an idea of who I want and I hope to be making some steps to get them in the near future.'
Targets include Wheatsheaf pair James Collins and Danny Hough, who currently ply their trade in the Crewe and District League.
Crewe are in cup action at the weekend, when they visit Sand-bach Town in the Crewe FA Cup on Saturday. They hope to celebrate a win afterwards at their Christmas bash, when players and staff will compete for the title of 'worst shirt'. O'Reilly added: 'My assistant Gary Wood is clear favourite. He's won that competition every day!'