Crewe Alexandra striker Jordan Bowery has admitted he hasn’t spoken to manager David Artell about a new contract as yet, with just a couple of months remaining on his current deal.
The former Aston Villa striker headed the scoring charts at Gresty Road last season and has become something of a fan favourite, but he hasn’t been involved in talks, despite wanting to stay at the club.
He told Cheshire Live he’s still enjoying playing for the Railwaymen and would relish a longer stay.
“I haven’t heard much at the minute,” he said. “We spoke before Christmas and we said we will see what happens after January and February, around that time. So we’ll see what happens.”
“I’m happy here, I’m enjoying it. The main thing is I’m playing and I’m enjoying it, so we’ll see what happens.”
He’s recently been used as a winger, not his natural position, which has resulted in fewer goals this time around, but the 27-year-old is happy to be part of a Crewe team seemingly heading in the right direction.
“I prefer to play in a two up there, that’s my position. I don’t mind playing out there on the right but my preferred position is in the centre.”
Artell’s side have climbed to 12th in the table, eight points shy of the top seven. They’ve relied heavily on their home form this season, winning more games than leaders Lincoln City on their own patch.
Away from home they’ve struggled, registering just three wins, fewer than relegation-haunted Macclesfield Town.
It’s a surprise that Bowery hasn’t been tied to a new deal, although in the lower divisions there’s so many variables to consider.
Crewe might not have set a budget for the season, David Artell could be looking to restructure or they could just be used to talking at the end of the season.
With so many players coming out of contract, it really is a buyer’s market in the lower reaches of the Football League.