ACCRINGTON Stanley manager John Coleman will have another look at experienced striker Rodney Jack before making a decision on him.
The 32-year-old pacey frontman was invited for a trial with the Reds and played in the 2-2 draw with North Counties East side Arnold Town on Tuesday.
"He did okay but it was hard to judge anybody on what was a difficult pitch and we couldn't make any decisions on the strength of that," admitted the Reds chief.
"He will play again against Wigan on Wednesday and then we will decide one way or another. We know we want a striker but there are other options as well."
St Vincent hitman Jack's English football career started at Torquay, before he became Crewe's record signing for £650,000 in 1998 where he scored 42 goals in 118 appearances over their five years in Division One and Two.
He then went to Rushden and Diamonds and spent last year with Oldham but struggled with injuries. He spent some of this pre-season at Wrexham.
Coleman has already welcomed two new additions to the squad, signing goalkeeper Stuart Jones, who was at Doncaster Rovers last season, on a three month contract and right winger Matt O'Neill, who was on trial with the Reds last season from Burnley, on a one-year-deal.
"We have a squad of 16 now but I think we need three more signings and then we should be there," said the boss.
"I am still in talks with a wideman who has played in the Conference and in talks with a former league defender as well as looking at the striker options."
He is though pleased with recent new additions of Jones and O'Neill.
"Stuart has got experience and has got a presence about him and I think he will do well. He is very assured and since he arrived he has integrated well into the squad.
"I haven't decided yet who will be number one keeper this season between Stuart and Danny Alcock. That will be decided on the evening before the Canvey Island game.
"And Matt did well for us when he came last year but was hampered by injury.
"He has definitely got something and can take people on but he needs to get ruthless in front of goal."
Stanley have not won one of their opening five friendlies - and didn't score in three of these - which Coleman says isn't a worry but is disappointing.
"It is more annoying than a worry. The problems come if you do not believe you can win.
"But I do think we need to be more ruthless in front of goal.
"Against Barrow on Saturday, we played in fits and starts and we had a spell for 20 minutes where we dominated the game and should have scored and that is a worry as we suffered with that last year, not killing teams off.
"Against Arnold on Tuesday, we played some of the best football we have played this season in the first half and even Manchester United would have had their work cut out on that pitch.
"We were prepared to compete, challenge, we passed it well and we only became disjointed when we changed things around in the second half.
"And about three or four things we had practised in training came off, which is good to see. It shows the players are taking things on board and putting them into practise."
Steve Jagielka and Anthony Barry scored for the Reds in the first half before Arnold came back and Coleman will be hoping for more goals when his side play Dundonald in Scotland on Saturday.
And then they face Premier newboys Wigan at the Interlink on Wednesday night as Coleman starts to put his final touches to the squad who will play Canvey Island at home on the opening day of the Conference season on August 13.
"Wigan is an important game not only because they are the highest side we have played but I will start to finalise the system we will use for Canvey Island and the personnel we will use," added the boss.
"Hopefully we will put in a good performance in front of our own fans and then we will be ready for Canvey Island."