Former Crewe Alexandra youngster Ritchie Sutton has been offered a short-term contract by Port Vale.
Sutton has been training with Vale during pre-season and has done enough to warrant a deal with Micky Adams' side.
The defender is due to travel with the squad to Ireland and Adams is keen to give the 24-year-old a chance to earn a longer deal.
"We have had a look at him and we think he has got a bit of potential," Adams told the club's official website.
"We are looking to develop him over the next few months and take it from there."