League One outfit Colchester United have offered contracts to trialists Ben Coker and Lloyd James.
The duo have caught the eye during pre-season, helping the Us to three consecutive victories.
Boss John Ward is now keen to keep the pair and is hoping they will soon put pen to paper on permanent deals.
"We have made offers to those two," he told the club's official website.
"I informed them on Friday as promised and they are mulling over their offers and we will see what they say."
Coker currently plays for Southern League side Bury Town, while James is unattached after being released by Southampton.
Meanwhile, Colchester have ended their interest in striker James Walker, who ended last season at Gillingham.