AS Town prepared for tonight's third-place play-off in the Copa de Ibiza (8.00), midfielder Lee Fowler was starting a trial at Grimsby.
Russell Slade's enquiry for the Welsh 21-year-old came before Town's unlucky 1-0 defeat to Coventry City in San Antonio last night - Gary McSheffrey getting the only goal.
The result means Peter Jackson's men will be back at the Portmany stadium to face an Ibiza XI this evening while Fowler turns out for Grimsby in a friendly against Scunthorpe.
The penalty shoot-out hero from Cardiff, who was left out of the Ibiza training trip, is also expected to play against Sheffield Wednesday next Monday as he tries to secure a contract with the League II Mariners.
"With bringing in Mark Hudson there is a lot of competition for midfield places so, when Grimsby came in, it seemed a good opportunity for Lee to try and get fixed up," explained Jackson today.
"He is going to train with them and play a couple of games and we will see what develops from there."
Jackson's focus now is on tonight's clash against Ibiza, who were beaten 5-0 by QPR on Monday.
While the manager is disappointed not to be in tomorrow's competition final, he was delighted by Town's performance and workrate in overshadowing Micky Adams' Championship contenders.
"I was highly delighted with the lads and last night illustrated the fact that their attitude since they came back into training has been excellent," said Jackson, who will check on knocks to Nathan Clarke, Pawel Abbott and Danny Adams before naming his side for tonight.
"The fitness levels and desire to do well are all you could want at this stage - I couldn't ask any more - and as I've said many times, I've got a terrific group of young players who are a credit to me and a credit to the club.
"I haven't had a single problem with them and the biggest worry was when John McAliskey used factor eight sun cream instead of factor 10!"
Striker Andy Booth is again ruled out tonight because of an injury to his right ankle, but he joined the rest of the squad early this morning as they swam a series of relays in the sea.
"There is no point risking Boothy," explained Jackson. "The surface at the stadium is less than ideal, which made the quality of our passing even more impressive last night.
"Some of our supply into the box was disappointing at times and maybe we should have been more ruthless in front of goal, but we were excellent in the first half and the supporters gave us tremendous backing."