CHESTER City want John Danby to train with a Premiership club to get the rookie keeper in shape for a possible first-team debut on August 5.
Danby was signed from Kidderminster Harriers in May to provide back-up to a more experienced number one.
But the subsequent departure of Chris MacKenzie and Wayne Brown has left the 22-year-old as the only keeper currently on the Blues' books.
City manager Mark Wright has not given up hope of bringing in a senior stopper, but time is running out fast and Danby could find himself playing in Chester's League Two opener against Accrington Stanley next month.
Wright said: 'We're trying to get John to go out to a few Premiership sides to get some coaching. If we can, we'll try to ask a few favours.
'He needs to work on a couple of things and we haven't got a goalkeeping coach, so it's difficult for him.
'If we had an experienced goalkeeper here now, he'd be coaching him.'
Wright is casting the net far and wide in his search for a keeper.
Pole Wojtek Kaczmarek has been on trial this week but the 6ft 7in giant was not tested when he came off the bench to play in Wednesday's 3-0 friendly win at Cammell Laird.
Wright said: 'We'd like him to stay around and maybe be involved for a couple more games.
'If we could work with him, he could be something. Whether we've got the time for that is another thing but it's important we try and get someone.'
Kaczmarek could feature in Chester's friendly with Chesterfield at the Saunders Honda Stadium tomorrow (3pm), along with fellow trialists Jon Newby - the former Bury striker - and midfielder Mickael Wolski.
Frenchman Wolski, 27, played for Stockport last season.
One player who definitely will not be pulling on a Chester shirt is Ricky Ravenhill.
The Blues this week admitted defeat in their long-running bid to sign the midfielder from Doncaster Rovers, blaming 'interference' from the player's agent as the reason for finally pulling the plug on the transfer.
Chester jumped the gun a fortnight ago by announcing that Ravenhill had signed for them. He was even given a squad number on the club's official website.
After taking on Chesterfield tomorrow, City return to the Saunders Honda Stadium on Monday to face Blackpool (7.45pm).
Admission for both home games is £12 for adults and senior citizens (sitting) and £10 (standing). Under 16s pay £6 (sitting) and £5 (standing).
City go to Droylsden on Wednesday (7.45pm).