Former Swansea City defender Alan Tate is on trial at League Two side Hartlepool United, reports the Hartlepool Mail.
The 33-year-old has been training with Ronnie Moore’s side for the past two weeks and is likely to feature in the Durham County Cup match on Wednesday night, against Northern League Two outfit Willington at Billingham Town’s Bedford Terrace ground.
Adam Bartlett and Scott Fenwick are also included in the clash with the team a mix of youth and experienced players.
Moore has been searching for defensive cover and will be running the rule over the Swansea City legend, before deciding if he is to offer the veteran a full-time contract to stay at Victoria Park.
Durham-born Tate, who began his career at Manchester United, was released by the South Wales side in the summer after a 11-year spell at the club in which he was a part of the squad that rose from League Two up to the Premier League, as well as winning the League Cup in 2013.
Hartlepool United are currently 19th in League Two with 17 points from 15 matches and have an away trip to AFC Wimbledon this Saturday.
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