Tom Williams has been handed the chance to prove himself at Bristol City.
The defender was released by League One outfit Peterborough in the close-season following their demotion from the Championship.
It meant the 30-year-old was without a club going into the new campaign but manager Steve Coppell has stepped in to take a look at the stopper on trial.
The former West Ham, Birmingham, QPR, Barnsley, Gillingham, Swansea, Wycombe and Preston man will now to look earn a deal at the Ashton Gate club.
City currently only have one established left-back on their books in the form of Jamie McAllister, and Robins chief Coppell reckons Williams could add vital back-up.
Coppell told the club's official website: "Tom has asked to come on board and as we only have one senior left-back in Jamie McAllister, it's an opportunity to look at him.
"He'll get a chance to impress over the next couple of games."
Williams will now go into the squad as a substitute for City's friendly trip to Torquay on Wednesday evening.