NOTTS County striker Karl Hawley is training with the Stags.
But boss Paul Cox said it was purely as a favour to skipper Adam Murray, who is good friends with Hawley, and fans should not read anything into it.
“Muzzer asked me for a favour and I was happy to let Karl come down and keep his fitness ticking as long as everyone knew about it and we were not treading on any toes,” said Cox.
“Nothing has been said about next season. Karl is a very good player with a good background – but all I am concentrating on is Friday night.”