STAN TERNENT is running the rule over experienced duo Tony Grant and Paul Gerrard.
The pair have been training with Town and were in the squad which travelled to Bury for today’s opening pre-season friendly.
Midfielder Grant, 33, started out with Everton and has also played for Manchester City and Burnley, where Ternent was his boss.
He later turned out for Bristol City, Crewe, Accrington and Chester, who released him at the end of last season.
Goalkeeper Gerrard, 35, started at Oldham and then followed manager Joe Royle to Everton in a £1m move.
The England Under 21 cap has also played for Nottingham Forest and Sheffield United, where his teammates included new Town captain Chris Lucketti.
“I’ve known Tony for a while, and he’s one of a number of trialists I’ve looked at in training,” explained Ternent.
“Paul is an experienced keeper, and at the moment, Matty Glennon’s the only one of those I have.
“We’ve got two very good young keepers with great potential in Simon Eastwood and Alex Smithies, but I’m not certain whether it would be fair to ask them to step into a first-team situation.”
Town’s four confirmed new signings, Keigan Parker, Jim Goodwin, Andy Butler and Lucketti, will be at AFC Emley tomorrow, when Town’s first team take on the academy in an exhibition match as part of youth supremo Gerry Murphy’s testimonial gala day (3.00).
The family entertainment starts with a mini soccer tournament from 11.00 onwards.