Grimsby are lining up a move for former Newcastle United midfielder Des Hamilton.
Hamilton reported for the start of pre-season training at Blundell Park following his release by Cardiff City at the end of last season.
The 28-year-old almost signed for the Mariners in March and player-manager Paul Groves is confident that this time a deal can be completed.
Hamilton spent four seasons with Newcastle after starting his career with Bradford City.
However, he made just 11 first-team starts for Newcastle and had loan spells with Sheffield United, Huddersfield, Norwich and Tranmere before joining Cardiff two years ago