Former Rothes striker Jaime Wilson will set his sights on earning an SPFL deal after returning from Australia.
Wilson had departed the Highland League side in February last year for an opportunity to play Down Under, but returned home three months ago as the coronavirus pandemic took hold.
After his release by Caley Thistle in 2017, he had trials at Forfar Athletic and Elgin, with the Borough Briggs outfit keen to take another look at him this year. League One side Airdrie have also asked him to come and train with them.
He has had contact from Rothes since he returned to Inverness and trained with both them and Brora when he was last home at Christmas. However, his hopes for the time being are to earn a crack at Scottish league football.
Wilson said: “I’ve got a couple of trials. I’ll see what happens – it’ll be tough because there are so many players out of contract. There’ll be heaps of trialists everywhere.
“I’m more mature coming back, as I’d never lived away from home before. I feel I’ve improved football-wise as well.
“I spoke to Rothes briefly and I’ve got trials elsewhere. I said I’ll speak to them again once I know what’s happening.”
Wilson was playing for Northcote City, a side in the third tier of the Australian football pyramid based in the suburbs of Melbourne. He finished the season with 11 goals in 23 games as Northcote missed out on promotion by six points.
The 22-year-old added: “It’s a completely different lifestyle, so different to what I’m used to which was good to experience.
“Everyone was technically good, even the defenders. They all try and play out, which you don’t get too much in Scotland. It was more slow-paced, I guess, and you get a lot more time on the ball.”