DERBY County are running the rule over trialists Kalifa Cissé and Simon Dawkins.
Cisse, a Mali international, is a defensive midfielder or centre back.
Currently a free agent, the 29-year-old began his career as a trainee in France at Toulouse before he moved to GD Estoril in Portugal in 2004. He signed for Boavista a year later.
His form earned him a move to the Premier League with Reading in May 2007, for a fee of around £1m.
He played 75 league games for Reading and moved to Bristol City in the summer of 2010 on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee, teaming up with Steve Coppell, who had signed him at Reading.
Cisse played 61 league games for the Robins before he headed to the United States earlier this year to join New England Revolution of the MLS.
His contract was terminated by mutual consent in August 2013 and he returned to England.
Dawkins (pictured) is a 25-year-old forward who is a product of Tottenham Hotspur’s academy. His one senior appearance for Spurs came in a UEFA Cup tie against Dynamo Zagreb in 2008.
He has had loan spells at Leyton Orient, Aston Villa and MLS side San Jose Earthquakes.
Both players will be with Derby for a week.
MASON Bennett is set to complete his hectic schedule for England today with Derby County watching closely.
The 17-year-old striker faces his third game in six days as the under-19s travel to face Switzerland this afternoon looking to progress in the qualifying rounds of the European Championships.
“We are hoping Mason comes back fit to be available for Watford,” said Rams first-team coach Paul Simpson.