Pat Ada has admitted he is in the dark about whether he will be offered a new contract at Crewe.
The former Histon centre-back is out of contract in the summer along with the likes of Mat Mitchel-King and Joel Grant and insists he wants to stay at Gresty Road.
The 26-year-old is yet to have talks with Dario Gradi about his future and the Alex boss has revealed the trio may have to take pay cuts to remain at the club.
"A lot of people have asked me what is happening with my contract, but I'm going to have to leave it to the manager," Ada told the Sentinel. "I don't really know what to say about that.
"I am loving it at Crewe and my family have settled in the area. But I will just have to wait and see what happens in the summer."
Gradi insists his first priority has been tying up youth products such as Shaun Miller, Luke Murphy and Ashley Westwood to new deals and the veteran boss will wait until the end of the season before making decisions on senior players.
"We won't be able to match their wages," Gradi admitted. "If we won promotion that might affect the situation, depending on how much money it brings in.
"The main thing with the contracts is we have been able to make sure our 'investments' don't go and we get good fees for them."
Meanwhile, Gradi has firmed up his interest in Faroe Islands international Rogvi Poulsen, who played in the reserves' 1-0 defeat at Liverpool on Wednesday.
The 21-year-old winger, who plays for champions HB Torshavn in his homeland, spent time with the Alex before Christmas and was recently invited to resume his trial.
Two unnamed trialists also appeared in the reserves game, one a Welsh-based defender and the other a midfielder recommended by former New Zealand international defender Danny Hay.
"The boy from the Faroe Islands has looked decent," Gradi added. "We also had an e-mail from Danny asking if we remembered him. He has recommended a boy who has been training with us."