"We'd love him to come back as he'd be a force here like he was once before," Stimson said. "If it happens, it would be great but if it doesn't, we'll move on with what we have got.
"There have been good conversations. Ade wants to go abroad in the summer to play and for now, he just wants to enjoy his football and play. We've said that we'll give him the opportunity.
"He'd walk in the building and everyone would love him for what he did here before, and rightly so, and it might give us that little lift that we might need for the final push.
"It's early stages but we've had good contact."