Crewe Alexandra have handed a trial to former Chester City striker Ryan Lowe.
The 27-year-old arrives at Gresty Road after mutually terminating the remainder of his contract with the League Two strugglers this week.
The former Shrewsbury Town hit-man will hope to impress The Railwaymen and earn a contract with Dario Gradi's side for next season.
"Ryan is friends with Luke Rodgers and Luke asked me last week if he could come and train with us and we could take a look at him," Gradi told the club's official website.
"I said that as long as everything was sorted out at Chester and he was a free agent, then he would be welcome.
"We will look at him over the next few weeks, as there is no rush because he can't play for anyone else yet anyway."
Gradi, meanwhile, has admitted they may have to consider bringing in a goalkeeper to the club on an emergency loan after suffering injuries in the their custodial department.
The Alex have on-loan Middlesbrough custodian Ross Turnbull as their only fit goalkeeper at this late stage of the season, leaving Gradi with few options.
"Ross is away training with Middlesbrough, so hopefully he will come back to us unscathed," Gradi added.
"If he were to be injured, then we would have to look at doing an emergency loan for a goalkeeper.
"I'm not totally sure about the procedure concerning goalkeepers at this stage of the season, but I'm sure it will be complicated.
"We are okay at the moment though and Ross has done fine over our recent run of good form."