CREWE Alexandra manager Steve Davis does not see why Alex Kiwomya cannot stay at Gresty Road.

The on-loan Chelsea winger has proved to be impressive for the Railwaymen since his spell started in August.

Kiwomya has scored six goals for the club so far and was also nominated for the August Player of the Month award.

Davis has spoken to the Premier League club on a possible loan extension and says the ball is now in The Alex’s court “I’ve spoken to Chelsea and they say it is down to us. We have to go back to them with something and perhaps do a little more in terms of the deal financially,” he said.

“At the moment we are paying a huge amount. We are paying what we can afford and maybe we will have to do a little bit more on that.

“The ball is in our court though and if we can do it then there is no reason why Alex can’t stay with us.”

The Crewe boss is also determined to keep striker Ryan Lowe despite former club Bury offering the 38-year-old a player/coaching role.

Lowe is currently The Alex’s leading goal scorer with eight goals in all competitions having re-joined the club in the summer.

“It’s quietened down with Ryan (Lowe) but I don’t know what is happening behind the scenes with it,” Davis said.

“I suppose it will depend on how determined Bury are to get their man and how determined we are to keep him.

“At the moment, Ryan is focusing on playing for us. I suppose time will tell.”

The Alex travel to Cambridge United this Saturday, kick off 3pm in their bid to get back to winning ways in League Two having lost their last two games, the latest being Saturday’s 2-0 home reverse against Crawley.

That result, coupled with the previous loss to Colchester, dropped Davis’ side to 14th place but only four points behind the play-off spots.

Crewe failed to score in both those defeats but the manager is not worried by the run of goalless games.

“Goalscorers will always be goalscorers. They do have spells where they don’t score, but then you rely on other people to step up but we haven’t had other people stepping up,” he said.

“I’m still confident that we can score goals. The front four have been scoring this season with Jonah (James Jones) in there as well, but we need more goals from the defenders as well.

“Our attacking players will regain that form if chances are presented to them and I think that is one of the things we must look.

“That’s the bit that we’ll be working on and having a look at this week at why we aren’t getting clear-cut chances .”