Forfar boss Gary Bollan is hoping to sign an unnamed defender who played as a trialist for the club during Tuesday night’s friendly with Raith Rovers at Station Park.
The Angus side ran out 2-0 winners against their Championship opponents thanks to goals from Kerr Hay and David Cox.
The latter had to come off after feeling unwell but he should be fit enough to take part in Saturday’s friendly against Highland League side Brora Rangers at home with Bollan hoping to have his new centre-half in place as well.
The manager said: “David was just a bit dehydrated so had to come off against Raith but as soon as we got fluids into him he was fine and he should be OK for Saturday.
“Overall, it was a good work-out for the lads. It is always pleasing to win games but it was also important that the lads put in a shift to work on their match fitness and they certainly did.
“Some of the young kids did well and we will have three lads back for Saturday who were unavailable on Tuesday night in Jim Lister, Lewis Milne and Stuart Malcolm.
“I also had a centre-half playing as a trialist against Raith Rovers.
“He measured up well and I am hoping to finalise a deal with him in the next day or so.
“If that goes through, then I will be looking for another three and my business will be done.”