David Artell says that the contract offer made to midfielder Tommy Lowery remains firmly on the table.
The Crewe Alexandra says he remains hopeful that the former Academy graduate will extend his stay beyond this season, but admits that ‘nothing has changed’ in view of the negotiations.
The Crewe boss says that the Holmes Chapel based youngster will now be considered for selection like everyone else.
Lowery returned to the fold to make his first appearance in League One this season against Wycombe Wanderers. Lowery replaced Captain Luke Murphy as a second half substitute and fully scored an excellent equaliser at Adams Park. He looked like the man to grab all the headlines until Wycombe’s dramatic winner in the 97th minute.
Artell told the club’s official website: “The contract made to Tom remains on the table and hopefully he will sign it. You are always hopeful but it is very much as it was.
“Not much has changed in regards the situation over his contract. The only thing that has now changed is that we will consider him for selection again.
“Hopefully, Tom will realise like Rio (Adebisi) has done that he is better off developing here but I am not in charge of that.”