Manager Kenny Shiels believes Kilmarnock could provide the ideal platform for Liam Boyce to kick-start his career.
The 20-year-old striker has been handed a two-week trial with the Clydesdale Bank Premier League club, with Shiels keen to have a closer look at his fellow Northern Irishman.
Boyce is a free agent following his release from Werder Bremen, who he joined last year after impressing at Cliftonville, and Shiels said: "Liam Boyce is here for a couple of weeks. We are looking at his career and how we can help him to get back into the professional game."
He added: "I think we have the right stable to provide him with the opportunity. Certainly he knows that I'm a developmental coach and we will try to look at ways in which we can help him to get back on track."
Shiels believes the player who netted 19 goals in his debut season in the Irish League could have a bright future.
He added: "He's from my patch at home but I don't know a lot about the boy, I have only seen him play once.
"He wasn't in the youth squads or the development programme when I was there but he has come on late and did very well at Cliftonville before he went to Germany.
"I haven't had the opportunity to see him play a lot but I know he's got good qualities, he can score goals and he's got good ability on the ball. Certainly he is one we would look at."
Kilmarnock face Motherwell in the SPL on Saturday, with their opponents heading into the weekend action in second spot in the table.
Shiels said: "They have had an exceptional start. They have a lot going for them and they are not in a false position. They have merited where they are in the league."