MARK Styles, who emerged as a player of great promise at Witton Albion three years ago, is back at Wincham Park.
Styles made a big enough impression to tempt Northwich Vics to put in the required seven days notice of approach for him.
He is a fast left back or left winger, but he also had a quick temper and was sent off twice. He left Witton to work abroad but has been given the chance to impress John Davison at a club he rates highly.
Manager Davison said: 'We'll have a good look at him and at one or two others.'
They include Stuart Tulloch, most recently with Chorley as a player-coach.
Tulloch has played for his hometown club Winsford and at Middlewich Town, where he also runs and stars in the Supporters' Club Sunday League side.
He is a midfielder with an eye for goal, as is Eamonn Kelly who was a team-mate of Albion's Alex Kevan at Burnley but who has not played in recent months because of a double hernia op.
Davison added: 'It will soon begin to get interesting as players who try for the best clubs first filter down. It is the way it is nowadays unless you have money.'
Davison is keen to take a striker currently on trial with a Conference club but is having to bide his time.
Meanwhile, he plans to sort out a goalkeeping problem before taking a holiday this week.
Paul Gibson has been loaned to Welsh club TNS as cover for their UEFA Cup foray, which precludes him taking part in Albion's first friendlies - Cammell Lairds away last night, Stafford Rangers at home on Saturday (3pm) and Warrington Town away on Tuesday (7.30pm).
Reserve Kevin Whitehead was expected to sign for Warrington.
Gibson should be free to face his former club Northwich Vics tomorrow week in the delayed final of the 2003-04 Mid Cheshire Senior Cup, but he will need international clearance.