Sparta Rotterdam is a former club of ex-Socceroos coach Pim Verbeek and Sydney-born Nix, 24, is hoping a spot in the Dutch second tier side's squad could be the key to a cap for Australia.

The former Bradford City midfielder wants to join up with the Socceroos despite already appearing for England at junior level, with appearances for the England youth side and an England C cap last year.

"Kyle has been offered a trial over there and it is a great opportunity for him," said Mansfield boss David Holdsworth.

"He has gone over there with a view to winning a contract but no deal has yet been discussed. He still has hopes of playing for Australia and they have [had] an Australian coach in their set-up.  

"Kyle wants to work with someone who he feels can give him an opportunity at international level and is grateful to us for giving him the chance."

Meanwhile Cisak is enjoying life at his new English League Two club Accrington Stanley after his move from Leicester over the off-season.

The Polish-born former Australian U20 keeper is relishing the chance to cement a slot as the team's number one despite his young age, although he is battling team-mate Ian Dunbavin for the slot.

"I'm settling in really well," he told the club's website. "They're a great bunch of lads, the manager and assistant have been really good and I can't wait for the challenges ahead."

 "Me and Bav will have some good competition this season I think and I'm more than ready for the challenge. I'm looking forward to playing as many games as possible.

"Me and Ian have got on really well so far and the lads have been really friendly."

He added: "Obviously it's difficult at first with so many trialists getting to know each other but I'm looking forward to what the new season brings and hopefully we'll be celebrating in May!"