Defender trains with Magpies
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Handyside was released by The Tykes after just one season at Oakwell and is still searching for a new club.
The 29-year-old underwent a trial at Chester City last week and has also been linked with a switch to another League Two side - Lincoln City.
But he is now training with The Magpies and featured in Tuesday's friendly against West Brom, along with fellow trialists Chris Smith and Matt Turner.
Meanwhile, Barnsley midfielder Chris Lumsdon is training with Conference club Carlisle United in an attempt to find pastures new.
Lumsdon is free to leave The Tykes and recently took an unsuccessful trial spell with Hartlepool United.