Scarborough boss Russell Slade is poised to make former Barnsley defender James Dudgeon his first summer signing.
Dudgeon was released by Barnsley at the end of the season and has now agreed a deal at the McCain Stadium.
The 22-year-old former Scottish youth international has missed much of the last two campaigns with post-viral fatigue syndrome.
But Dudgeon, who enjoyed a successful loan spell at Lincoln City before his lengthy lay-off, is now back to fitness and looking to get his career back on track with the Nationwide Conference club.
"He needs a good pre-season, which he will get, and then hopefully he will be back to where he was 18 months ago, when Barnsley thought very highly of him," said Slade.
Former Middlesbrough defender Steve Baker has also agreed a new 12-month deal with the Seasiders.