Experienced central defender Andrew Davies will get the chance to earn a move to Dundee if he can prove his fitness to former boss Jim McIntyre.
The 34-year-old was this week released from his contract with Hartlepool, despite having 18 months remaining on that deal at the National League club.
The Englishman was linked with a move north to Dens Park last week to rejoin his former Ross County boss in his bid to engineer an escape from relegation.
Now a free agent, Davies is expected to be on the manager’s wishlist and could arrive at training over the next couple of days to join the Dark Blues.
Davies was an integral part of Jim’s successful Staggies side, moving to Dingwall in the summer of 2015.
He was quickly made club captain there and led the side to the 2016 League Cup towards the end of the following campaign.
The former England U/21 international stuck around at Victoria Park until their relegation last summer.
After his release he joined non-league English side Hartlepool United where again he was made skipper after signing a two-year deal.
That, though, has only lasted 13 games and six months after the deal ended by mutual consent on Monday.
Meanwhile, Dark Blues youngster Matty Henvey is set to join Cowdenbeath on loan this week.
The 19-year-old goalgetter has made three substitute appearances for the first team this season under previous boss Neil McCann but is yet to feature for Jim McIntyre.
The current management are keen for Henvey to get some gametime at a lower level and the Blue Brazil have jumped at the chance to take him till the end of the season.
A player who already exited Dens Park this month, Adil Nabi, has joined Greek Super League newcomers OFI Crete.
Nabi’s short-term deal at Dens came to an end at the start of January and he’s been snapped up by last season’s second-tier champions in Greece.
Their vice-president is former Celtic and Manchester City striker Georgios Samaras.
n Tickets are on sale from the club for Dundee’s next match, the Scottish Cup home tie with Championship side Queen of the South next weekend.