Chester FC boss Jon McCarthy is hopeful of completing the signing of a new goalkeeper prior to this weekend's FA Cup fourth qualifying round clash at Southport.
Having taken time to assess their options following the departure of Jon Worsnop last month, the Blues have agreed a deal with a new keeper who will challenge loan ace Liam Roberts for the number one jersey.
The club are awaiting the completion of necessary paperwork for the new addition, who has Football League experience, and are hopeful that he will be able to take his place on the bench for this weekend's clash, where Chester will be able to name seven substitutes.
"We are waiting on paperwork," said McCarthy.
"There is one around but it is just a case of waiting for the paperwork now, the FA and stuff like that.
"We can't announce anything until that all comes through. We have done our work, everything is in place and things are signed and we would like it to be done for Saturday. If it is he is on the bench."
McCarthy has been keen to bring in another goalkeeper as soon as possible in order to provide serious competition for Roberts, on loan from League One Walsall.
A number of targets were identified and two possible deals broke down but the Blues boss stated his belief that, should everything go according to plan, the club have landed the right man.