Doncaster Rovers have completed the signing of a left back on a two-year contract – but are unable to confirm the deal until June 1.
The Star understands the player in question will join Rovers after his contract expired with a League Two club at the end of the season.
It is also understood the player is versatile and will be able to play in a variety of positions within Darren Ferguson’s preferred formations.
As part of the deal, Rovers are unable to confirm the signing until next week, but the formalities have been completed.
The signing marks a significant step forward in Ferguson’s summer recruitment with a left back high on his list of priorities.
Rovers lacked the presence of a natural left full back with Cedric Evina out-of-favour, Tyler Garratt struggling for form and Aaron Taylor-Sinclair out injured for much of the season.
It meant Niall Mason and Craig Alcock were required to fill in the position in a 4-4-2 system while Tommy Rowe operated as a left wing back in a 3-5-2 formation.
Evina has been transfer-listed while Taylor-Sinclair has been released.
Ferguson remains keen on adding a left-sided centre half before the start of next season.