Former Coventry City midfielder Kevin Thornton has been training with the Cobblers in recent weeks, after spending muuch of the campaign either looking for a new club or playing non-league football, latterly with Nuneaton Town, whose manager Kevin Wilkin recommended him to Northampton.
"I found him a chance to train with a pro club because that was what he needed," said Wilkin, quoted in the Nuneaton News.
"He’s a good lad and we’ll wait and see what happens."
Now 23-years-old, midfielder Thornton made his Coventry debut in 2005, but despite his talent, off-field incidents eventually took their toll and manager Chris Coleman bombed him out in the summer.
Also set to join according to the Chronicle and Echo is Thornton's fellow Irishman Stephen O'Flynn, again after a trial period at Sixfields.
The 27-year-old striker, a regular goalscorer for Limerick FC last season, told his local newspaper, the Limerick Leader: "I'm buzzing - I feel like a schoolboy again."
Elsewhere, former Cobblers frontman Ian Henderson is returning to English football after a spell in Turkey and is set to sign for League One side Colchester United.