KILMARNOCK'S dream of signing former Rangers striker Mark Hateley could be thwarted by Portsmouth.

The English first division side are desperate to persuade Hateley to return to Fratton Park, where he made a huge impression when he spent just one year there in 1983.

Pompey manager Terry Fenwick is a former England colleague of Hateley and has made an enquiry to Queen's Park Rangers manager Ray Wilkins.

Killie manager Alex Totten is trying to get aconsortium of businessmen together to fund a package that would tempt Hateley to Scotland.

However, he could be tempted to return to the club where he netted 22 goals in 38 appearances, which sealed his move to Milan.

Meanwhile, Old Firm youngsters John Morrow and Garry Carberry will today begin a week's trial at Grimsby Town.

Rangers' Morrow and Parkhead reserve Carberry have the week in which to impress manager Brian Laws and clinch a deal.

Both players were freed by their clubs last season and Morrow has been training at Morton with a view to a deal.