FORMER Burnley star John Mullin could get the chance to play alongside his brother Paul for Accrington Stanley.
The midfielder is on trial with the Reds next week as Stanley return for pre-season training on Monday.
Mullin, 32, has played in the Premier League for Sunderland but was released by Tranmere Rovers at the end of last season after missing a large chunk of the campaign following an ankle operation.
He was a regular at the Fraser Eagle Stadium watching striker Paul and the two could link up if younger brother John impresses Reds’ boss John Coleman.
There will also be a number of other trialists on Monday, including a player released from Liverpool.
"We will have quite a few trialists and a couple have good reputations but we want to see them play," said chairman Eric Whalley. "We won’t sign anyone on reputation alone."
The club are also waiting to hear about a loan deal they thought they had sorted out.
They had arranged to take Blackburn striker Jamie Clark on loan but, with the management changing at Rovers from Mark Hughes to Paul Ince, the switch is up in the air.
Clark, 19, is described as having "pace and trickery" and was the joint top scorer in Rovers’ Academy.
However, his games with the reserves have been limited due to long-term injuries although he has just signed a new one-year deal at Ewood Park in April this year.
"It was all agreed but a change of manager could change things," said the chairman. "We will have to see what happens."
Whalley has said the club is also looking at another striker - but they won’t pay out any money - and it is believed they are chasing a League One midfielder. The Reds need to boost their squad after releasing 11 players last season but only making two additions so far - defender Colin Murdock from Shrewsbury and agreeing terms with TNS left sided player Chris King
Reds centre half Phil Edwards and goalkeeper Ian Dunbavin have both agreed new deals at Stanley and are expected to sign next week.
Meanwhile, midfielder Paul Carden, who did seem to be on his way to Wrexham, has now taken up the role of assistant manager at Cambridge United.
He had one year left on his Reds deal and the non-league side have paid Stanley £5,000 for him.
"Wrexham wanted to sign him which we had no problem with and we asked them to send us the forms but, in the meantime, Cambridge have come in for him and Paul has gone there," said the chairman.
And ex-Stanley midfielders Jay Harris and David Mannix have signed two-year deals with League Two rivals Chester after City’s transfer embargo was lifted this week.
This means one-time Red Anthony Barry - who was a target for Coleman since his release from Yeovil - will now definitely move to the Deva Stadium.
-JOE Hinnigan has taken over as the new physio at Accrington Stanley.
The former Shrewsbury physio - who also played for Wigan, Sunderland, Gillingham and Wrexham - replaces Ian Liversedge who has linked up with his old Burnley boss Stan Ternent at Huddersfield Town.
-ACCRINGTON’S Carling Cup first round clash with Wolves has been confirmed as taking place on Tuesday 12 August at Molineux.
-STANLEY’S home match with Rochdale has been put back 24 hours to Sunday 28 September with a 3pm kick off.
The Reds’ trip to Lincoln City has been also brought forward a day to Friday 12 December, kick off 7.45pm.