Crewe have completed their first summer signing after securing former Birmingham goalkeeper Adam Legzdins.
The shot-stopper failed to break into the first-team at St Andrews and was released by manager Alex McLeish at the end of last season.
However, Crewe have been eager to sign a new shot-stopper after Ben Williams decided to leave Gresty Road and Owain fon Williams is also expected to depart having turned down a new deal.
And Crewe coach Steve Holland has revealed he expects Legzdins to compete for a place in his first XI next term.
"He is an up-and-coming goalkeeper and we want him to come in and challenge for the No.1 spot," Holland told Crewe's official website.
However, Holland insists he will continue his pursuit of a mystery Championship goalkeeper and he is optimistic another signing will be announced in the near future.
"We are still after and experienced keeper," Holland added. "That could be on a permanent basis or on a long-term deal.
"We have made some good progress on that and remain hopeful of something happening there."