Francis Jeffers has returned to Everton.
The former Toffees star has been granted permission to train with Everton reserves after failing to find a club during the summer.
"Going on trial at places is something I've never done," said Jeffers, who was released by Sheffield Wednesday, to the Daily Express.
"I went to Devon with Blackpool and played three or four games in pre-season.
"I scored in one of the matches, I wasn't great, but no one is in pre-season. It just never worked out. I've been on my own since, doing as much running as you can possibly do without actually playing football.
"Everton thankfully said I could join in with the reserves. Hopefully it will set me up if something does come along."