Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels says he’s planning to make a move to bring Colin Nish back to Rugby Park.
The 31-year-old played for the Ayrshire side between 2003 and 2008, scoring 46 goals in 161 games.
Nish moved on to fellow SPL side Hibernian before arriving at current club Hartlepool United.
Shiels has spoken of his desire to bring in another attacker following injuries to Paul Heffernan and William Gros and he feels Nish could be the man to turn to.
He told the Daily Record: “Signing a striker is a priority for us. I’ve been trying to get Colin on loan.
“He’s never worked under a manager who likes to play the ball to him on the ground – everyone else had played it in the air to him and that’s not his strength.
“I’ve tried to get him because he’s got good feet, he can hold the ball up and he’s a former Killie player.
“St Johnstone were also in for him but now they’ve signed Craig Beattie that might end their interest.”
Spaniard Borja Perez has been on trial with Killie this week, featuring in James Fowler’s testimonial.
However Shiels says he’s no further forward in his bid to land the player.
"It's difficult. I would sign him if I could." he explained to STV.
"Again, it's down to our budget. We are in a difficult position at Kilmarnock and we have to respect that and understand that we cannot bring players.
"Hopefully, we will be able to do well from within."