St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas is mulling over whether to offer trialist Jim Paterson a deal.
The former Plymouth, Dundee United, Motherwell and Aberdeen midfielder has been training of late with the Perth club.
Paterson featured in a practice game against Celtic and is due to play in a behind-closed-doors clash with Rangers on Tuesday.
A good showing against Gers could convince Lomas to retain the 32-year-old, whose versatility has been labelled a 'huge' asset.
"Jim has a wealth of experience," explained Lomas. "He was left in limbo after Plymouth but Michael O'Neill has given me good reports on his spell with Shamrock Rovers.
"He is a good lad and a seasoned pro. We have to assess the budget and where we stand but Jim is versatile and that can be a huge asset with a squad our size."