Torquay United will take a closer look at four Sheffield United players on trial this week.
The unnamed quartet are due to play in a behind-closed-doors friendly at Plainmoor on Wednesday.
The League Two strugglers will then look to possibly take one or two of the trialists on loan in the New Year, as new Gulls manager Lubos Kubik comes to terms with his post at the South Devon club.
"They are training with us this week and will play in a game on Wednesday afternoon," said Torquay coach Richard Hancox.
"They will go home after training on Thursday because we are playing and travelling on Friday (to Grimsby).
"Neil Warnock has sent them down with a view to letting us have one or two of them on loan in the New Year, when the transfer window re-opens."
The Gulls have already taken Jordan Robertson on loan form The Blades, with the youngster having scored four goals in six games for Torquay.