Lincoln City have made an enquiry to bring Nottingham Forest defender Hamza Bencherif back to Sincil Bank on loan.
Bencherif spent three months with the League Two club last season and has yet to make his debut for Forest.
After losing Danny Hone to injury, Imps boss Peter Jackson confirmed he is hoping to clinch a deal for Bencherif.
"I've made an enquiry about Hamza regarding the possibility of him coming here on loan," Jackson told the Lincolnshire Echo.
"But it all depends on Billy Davies because he hasn't had the opportunity to see him play yet since taking charge.
"Obviously, Danny's injury - which is a real blow for him - has left us a bit short so it's just a case of seeking cover.
"The advantage with Hamza is that he knows Lincoln well, but we'll just have to wait and see what happens."
Meanwhile, defensive trialists Moses Swaibu and Ross Lloyd are due to feature for Lincoln's reserves against Walsall.