Weston have registered former New Zealand international Jeremy Brockie as a potential injury replacement but it remains unclear if the striker will feature this Northern NSW NPL season.
The Newcastle Herald learned the Bears had registered Brockie with Northern NSW Football before the deadline on Monday.
Weston have also secured medical certificates for Dylan Burston and Liam Wilson as injury waivers.
Burston has had surgery on ankle ligament damage sustained in round two, while Wilson - one of Weston's best last year - will not feature this season because of a longer than expected recovery from a broken leg.
NewsHub reported on August 21 that Brockie, 32, was setting his sights on a return to the A-League next season.
He was now a free agent after the end of his contract with South African Premier Soccer League club Mamelodi Sundowns but he has been home with his family in Townsville since June following the suspension of competition due to COVID-19.
The former Jets, Sydney, North Queensland, Wellington and New Zealand Knights player racked up 132 A-League appearances and 39 goals before a four-year stint in South Africa.
Gaining Brockie, a former Wellington and All Whites teammate of Weston coach Leo Bertos, would be a coup for the Bears. They sit fourth on 13 points on a congested ladder with five games remaining in the shortened 13-match regular season.
However, Brockie appears no certainty to play given the difficulties with quarantine periods during COVID-19, the time needed to secure an International Transfer Certificate and the fact only a few weeks remain in the campaign.
"There's nothing definite yet, but we are chasing a few," Weston president Rod Henderson said.
"I would imagine anyone we brought in from interstate would have to be quarantined so it's all a bit hard at the moment.
"I don't know who can play yet. We're just trying to get names in just in case. We chased a few people but there's nothing definite yet until we know we can get people into the area. That's the hard bit.
"Anyone we registered, we had to get pre-approved as an injury replacement, which we've done.
"If we can get people in, fantastic, and if we can't, we'll just keep trying to do what we did on the weekend."
Weston came back from a 2-1 halftime deficit on Sunday at home to beat second-placed Broadmeadow 3-2, despite losing Robbie Turnbull to a second yellow card in the 70th minute.
Turnbull, who was playing in his 250th game for the club, was given just the one-match automatic suspension and will miss Sunday's away clash with Valentine at CB Complex.
Goalkeeper Scott Carter battled through a calf injury late in the game and is in doubt for Sunday.