Ross County hope to complete a deal to re-sign defender Richard Foster in time for him to face his former club Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Saturday.
Foster has been allowed to leave St Johnstone following a disagreement with Saints manager Tommy Wright, and is expected to finalise a deal until the end of the season later today.
The 34-year-old previously spent a successful 12-month stint with the Staggies during the 2015-16 campaign when he was part of County’s League Cup winning side before leaving to join Saints.
Former Scotland under-21 international Foster has regularly played both full back positions throughout his career, with County keen for the Elgin-born player to compete with the likes of Marcus Fraser and Sean Kelly in the current squad.
Should the deal be completed, the Staggies plan to have Foster available for Saturday’s trip to Pittodrie – where he made his senior debut as a substitute in a 2-1 victory for the Dons over Partick Thistle in May 2003 under Steve Paterson.
After spells with Rangers and Bristol City, Foster joined County in 2015, however his trophy-winning stint in the Highlands lasted just one season before he moved on to Saints in August 2016, with the last of his 112 appearances for the McDiarmid Park side coming in a 2-2 draw with Livingston on August 10.