Tottenham Hotspur have recalled David Button from his loan spell at Crewe Alexandra, prompting Dario Gradi to step up his search for a new goalkeeper.
Button is back at White Hart Lane to provide cover due to a fitness concern over Carlo Cudicini and he could be on the bench for Tuesday's Carling Cup tie with Everton.
It is the second time Button has been recalled from his spell at Gresty Road, having played in Spurs' 5-1 win at Doncaster in the Carling Cup in August.
Steve Collis or Adam Legzdins are now likely to start Crewe's game against Cheltenham on Saturday as manager Gradi looks to finalise a two-month deal for Bertrand Bossu.
Irons in the fire
"David has been recalled by Tottenham because one of their goalkeepers has an injury," Gradi told the club's official website. "It is the second time this has happened and I will look to do something else now.
"I want our own goalkeeper in and not have to rely on other people, especially when they can recall them at any given moment. We have other irons in the fire and it is something we will follow up.
"We hope to complete a deal for Bossu as soon as we can. We have offered him a two-month trial if you like and he is here training with us today, so it looks as though he is keen to stay.
"There will be a few things that will need to be finalised such as international clearance, as he was last playing in Scotland for Aberdeen.
"I don't think that will come that quickly, so he probably won't be involved this weekend. Steve Collis and Adam Legzdins will be battling for the spot and I expect they will be lively in training this week."