Bristol City have taken John O'Flynn on trial after Barnet conceded defeat in their bid to secure the striker on a new contract.
O'Flynn's deal at Underhill had expired and he had been offered terms to stay with the League Two club by new boss Mark Stimson.
However, Stimson has grown frustrated in his wait for a response to the offer and is not expecting the Irishman to return to Barnet.
"I have not heard back from the representative and so I wish John O'Flynn all the best for the future and turn my attention to other strikers," Stimson told the club's official website.
O'Flynn has now linked up with Championship side City for their pre-season tour to Sweden and Robins boss Steve Coppell is keen to assess the forward.
Coppell said: "John's been around for a little while. I've watched him at the same time I was looking at Kevin Doyle and Shane Long.
"He's a good finisher and has scored goals at Barnet consistently. This is an opportunity for him and it's nice to have people around the squad who are hungry. He wants a chance."
Gillingham have also shown an interest in signing O'Flynn, but Andy Hessenthaler is unsure if he will be able to bring the 28-year-old to Priestfield.
Hessenthaler told Kent Online: "O'Flynn has been mentioned and we are talking (to him), but he is on trial at a Championship club.
"We're looking around and we've got to keep doing it, we won't get frustrated as we know there will be players out there that will end up signing for Gillingham."