Peterhead have agreed a deal to sign right winger Ross Kavanagh.
The 21-year-old was released by Stirling Albion after their defeat to the Blue Toon in the League One play-off semi-final.
Kavanagh is expected to put pen to paper on the contract over the weekend with terms agreed between him and the Buchan outfit.
The former Binos man impressed Peterhead boss Jim McInally during the play-off clash and he will be the Balmoor Stadium gaffer’s first signing of the close season as McInally looks to strengthen his squad for next season.
On Kavanagh McInally said: “He’s an athletic boy and he showed in the play-off semi-final against us that going down the right hand side of the park he was a really good runner.
“I thought he put in some great crosses against us.
“He brings energy and pace and he’s got a good bit of height about him as well which is useful.
“We’ve got pace going forward in Russell McLean and Allan Smith and Ross will give us another option.
“I wasn’t going out of my way to look for pace but when I saw he had become available I was pleased because I thought he would have been a player that they wanted to keep.
“There were two or three teams in the league that wanted him and as soon as I saw he was available he was one I wanted to go for.”
Kavanagh was a regular in manager Dave Mackay’s Stirling Albion side this season.
He made 44 appearances and also netted six goals as the Forthbank side finished third in League Two.
There were plenty of clubs keen on Kavanagh but the Blue Toon have managed to land him with a little bit of help from two of their former players.
Kavanagh was sold on joining the Buchan outfit after recommendations from former Peterhead players Ross Smith and Steven Noble.
The Peterhead manager added: “The nice part of it is that a couple of our former players at Stirling Albion in Ross Smith and Steven Noble had recommended he come to us.
“That’s always nice and it’s when you get the return of looking after people when they are at your club.
“I appreciate Steven and Ross putting in a good word about Peterhead.”