Brighton & Hove Albion boss Micky Adams is keen to see if Chris Birchall can solve his midfield conundrum.
Birchall has linked up with the Seagulls on trial as he looks to secure a permanent move away from Coventry City.
He recently turned down an extended loan spell at Carlisle United and has also attracted interest from Major League Soccer.
However, he has opted to train with Brighton after he was signed for Coventry during Adams' time in charge at the Ricoh Arena.
Adams is aware of the Trinidad & Tobago's qualities and could look to tie up a deal after losing Steven Thomson to St Mirren.
"I know what he is capable of," said Adams. "He is a hard-working midfielder who can play wide or centrally.
"He hasn't played for Coventry this season and we are having a look at him to see if we fancy him and he fancies us."