Gillingham are hoping to sign trialist Joe Martin after he impressed boss Andy Hessenthaler.
The left-back, who is the son of former West Ham defender Alvin, has been without a club so far this season after leaving Blackpool during the summer.
Martin has trained with the Gills over the past fortnight and featured in the recent friendly win against Dagenham & Redbridge.
The 21-year-old began his career at Tottenham before signing for the Tangerines on a permanent deal in the summer of 2008.
After being released by Ian Holloway following an injury-hit two years, the player is now hopeful of getting his career back on track at Priestfield.
Hessenthaler told the club's official website: "We've had a look at Joe in training and we were impressed with his performance in the friendly with Dagenham.
"I've spoken to the chairman and had a chat with the lad and we are going to put something to him.
"He has not played for a club this season so we would be able to sign him as a non-contract player.
"If we can agree terms, then he would be available to go straight into the travelling squad for the Macclesfield game on Saturday."