Scunthorpe boss Brian Laws is ready to offer Mike Grella another chance after he failed on a trial in his native America.
The 26 year old failed to win a contract with DC United after training with the Major League Soccer club.
"It (the move) has hit a brick wall, so to speak, and he's had opportunities to train (with other clubs) out there over the last few weeks, but nothing has come forward," Laws told the Iron's official website.
"At this moment in time we expect him to come back into the fold this week and, like everyone else, to fight for an opportunity."
Laws added: "I'm sure that he and his agent will be working extremely hard to find a club, but if it doesn't happen then he has got to work as hard as everybody else and he will be respected and treated just like everybody else.
"He will have opportunities to play."