Ghanaian midfielder Ibrahim Atiku is hoping to earn a permanent contract with Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
The 25-year-old, who trained with Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund after impressing at the Under-17 World Championship almost a decade ago, is currently on trial at the Caledonian Stadium.
Caley Thistle manager Craig Brewster hopes to see the trialist in competitive action soon, saying: "I'm going to try to see if we can arrange for Ibrahim to get clearance so he can play in our reserve game against Dundee United on Tuesday at Forfar.
"Sometimes it's difficult to judge players just from training. I think it's important if we bring guys to the club to see them in a game. It isn't easy though as there's so much politics involved, it's frustrating.
"We have a small squad, especially when you look at the injuries we've had to key players.
"We're a wee bit short at the moment and, even if I do decide to bring Ibrahim in, I'll still add to the squad in January. It's important we keep strengthening in order to progress."