Doncaster Rovers manager Dean Saunders is trying to arrange a deal to sign full-back Herita Ilunga for a second time this season.
Ilunga made 15 appearances on loan for Doncaster earlier in the campaign before the 30-year-old's contract at West Ham United was cancelled in January.
He has recently been training with Leyton Orient, but the left-back has been invited back to the Keepmoat Stadium by Saunders.
Tommy Spurr picked up a hip injury in training and Saunders is hoping to add Ilunga to his squad on a short-term deal to provide cover.
"I'm thinking about bringing Ilunga in so he's here," said Saunders. "He's terminated his contract with West Ham and he's been training with Orient just trying to keep himself right.
"We need to do something because if you get injured now you're having to miss four or five games with us playing three a week. We can't afford to go into these games being under-prepared and under-strength. I don't really want to play a right-back and left-back.
"Hopefully we can get him. I'm trying. We'll see how Tommy is. Hopefully Tommy will be okay but, if he's not, we've got someone there who can step in."