Peterhead are set to offer defender Jason Brown a contract.
The Blue Toon are looking to strengthen their defence ahead of the new season and Brown, who played as a trialist in two friendlies over the weekend, is believed to have impressed manager Jim McInally and will be offered a contract this week.
The 21-year-old lined up at right-back on Saturday as the Buchan side beat local rivals Fraserburgh 3-2 and then played at centre-back on Sunday against Dundee United as Peterhead pulled off a surprise 2-0 victory in a closed-doors game.
It is believed boss McInally is particularly impressed with his defensive nous and physicality in both trial games and will now offer him a one-year deal at Balmoor.
It is hoped a deal will be completed before Saturday’s League Cup group stage opener against East Fife.
Brown was released by Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the summer after joining the club’s development squad in 2013.
He had a loan spell during the first half of last season with Arbroath in League Two.
During the second half of last term Brown had a fruitful loan spell with Highland League side Cove Rangers.
The highlight of his time with the Granite City outfit was scoring the winning goal in last season’s 2-1 Highland League Cup final victory against Formartine United.
If he joins Peterhead he will be linking up with his older brother Jordon Brown, who already plays for the Blue Toon.
If a deal is struck between Brown and the League Two side it will bolster McInally’s defensive options.
He has already signed experienced centre-back David McCracken following the expiry of his playing contract with Championship side Falkirk.
The versatile Mason Robertson, son of former Aberdeen and Rangers left-back David Robertson, has also signed and has been playing at centre-back during pre-season.
Peterhead also tried to sign former Dundee United stalwart Sean Dillon, but he joined League Two rivals Montrose as a player-coach.
If Brown signs he will be the seventh summer arrival at Balmoor.