Boston United are hoping to make Jake Wright's return to the club official this week.
The out-of-contract striker has been training with the Pilgrims as he recovers from a hamstring injury picked up in August's play-off final defeat to Altrincham.
The 24-year-old - who has had two loan spells with United from York City - has been a free agent since being released by the Minstermen in the summer.
"He's been training really well and we're hoping that in the next week we can get something sorted," manager Craig Elliott said.
"I've obviously got to speak to the chairman (David Newton) and Jake, but we've looked after him and he's stayed loyal to us, so fingers crossed
"I think he gets signed off from the (sports therapist) next week so we'll see where we're at with that."
Wright has scored 10 times in 29 appearances for the Pilgrims, and Elliott is hoping their player and manager can rekindle their successful working relationship.
"it's come from both sides, he's shown confidence in me as a manager and I have in him as a player," Elliott added.
"I think hes missed far too many matches but, in my opinion, when he's fit and healthy, he's a top striker at this level.
"I'm confident if he gets a run of games he'll be an outstanding player and can go on to bigger things.
"I think he's got everything needed to be a top striker, but he just needs a bit of luck and a run of games."
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