Newcastle have handed a trial to former Rangers winger Peter Lovenkrands.
The 28-year-old Denmark international has been a free agent since having his contract with Schalke - the club for whom he quit Ibrox in 2006 - terminated by mutual consent earlier this month.
"He's out of contract but he is coming in for us to have a look at," Newcastle boss Joe Kinnear's assistant Chris Hughton told the Northern Echo.
"He is an experienced player with pace. So I think it gives us an opportunity to look at him.
"There is work going on behind the scenes to bring in the two or three players we need."
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