Dundee United boss confident of tying up permanent deals for trialists
Four players went through their paces with Jackie McNamara's squad on Monday.
Jackie McNamara is hopeful of concluding deals for a number of Dundee United trialists this week.
Calum Butcher, Graham Carey, Nadir Ciftci and Kudus Oyenuga are all with the squad as they returned to pre-season training on Monday, ahead of training camps in Germany and Spain.
"There's a few in with just now," McNamara told STV. "We are running our eyes over a few to see if they can do a job for us.
"We have got a couple of trialists coming with us to Germany and Spain. Ideally I'd like to have a couple of signings as well before we go over there.
"We've a couple in today we will hopefully have tied up before we go."
United have lost a number of key men over the summer, with Jon Daly, Willo Flood, Johnny Russell and Barry Douglas all departing.
Five have been recruited by McNamara ahead of his first full season in charge of the club and the manager is looking to reshape his squad further before league business starts on August 3.
He added: "We've still a bit of movement in terms of getting players and possibly getting players out.
"We'll hopefully have a bit more news this week before we head off to Germany.
"There are players there who maybe want to play but aren't getting as much opportunity as they'd maybe like. Maybe it would be better for them moving on.
"That'll be between me and the players to talk that over."