Former England striker Michael Ricketts has been handed the opportunity to resurrect his career by Southampton manager Nigel Pearson.
Pearson, who wants to boost Saints' firepower to help steer clear of the Championship drop zone, has given Ricketts a week-long trial at St Mary's.
"It can never hurt to have a look at players and with Michael's record I felt he was someone worth looking at," Pearson told the club's official website.
"He is a free agent so we invited him down to have a look at him in training. He's here for the week and we'll see how it goes."