John Hughes, manager of Inverness Caledonian Thistle, hopes to sign former Hibernian midfielder Lewis Horner before Saturday's SPFL Premiership opener with Hamilton Academical.
The 22-year-old, who was at Easter Road during Hughes' time in the Hibs dug-out, has impressed on trial with Inverness after spending most of last season with English non-league s ide Blyth Spartans.
Hughes said: "Lewis is someone who can play right-back, like he did on Saturday against Birmingham, in midfield or even as a second striker. He is very versatile.
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"He's someone that is not going to break the bank. I would like to think that we can do a deal, hopefully this week."