FIERY Coventry midfield player Lee Fowler is lined up to join Town on extended loan.
The 20-year-old Welsh warrior is training at the McAlpine and could play against Wakefield and Emley on Tuesday with the view to either a three-month deal or a season-long stay in Division III.
Manager Peter Jackson is also aiming to take released Sheffield United midfield player Tyrone Thompson on a three-month deal as he cranks up transfer activity, while experienced full-back Gus Uhlenbeek today joined the squad for training.
Jackson already has Blackpool's Ian Hughes and Chesterfield's Martyn Booty on trial, along with Burnley youngster Liam Eves, and he is continuing his search.
Defender Ashley Westwood has become a target for two other clubs despite a contract offer from Jackson, while the manager plans more talks today with Chris Holland about a possible deal.
The 5ft 7in, 10st Fowler has played 16 times for Coventry's first team (three last season, scoring against hometown Cardiff in the FA Cup) and was called into the full Welsh squad against Argentina in February last year.
"Lee has come up for a week, he'll play against Emley and, while he's only quite small, he can do a job for us either wide right or in central midfield in a 4-4-2," said Jackson, who has already signed Rob Edwards, goalkeeper Ian Gray and striker Jon Newby.
"He is still under contract at Coventry, but he would be a useful acquisition for us on loan, so we'll look at possibly three months or the whole season."
The 21-year-old Thompson, who had a month on loan at Lincoln last season before finishing the campaign with Doncaster, played in the Blades 4-3 FA Cup win against Ipswich and was joint leading scorer in the successful Reserves side.
"He has shown a really good attitude in training and proved what a very good prospect he is," said Jackson. "Hopefully, I can agree with him today.
"With Gus, he is just off the back of a very good season at Bradford and he's a really solid, experienced pro who it's nice to have the chance to look at."