Morecambe are set to sign Fleetwood right back Shaun Beeley on a deal until the end of the season.
The 25-year-old ended a six-year association with the Cod Army on Thursday and has agreed to join the Shrimps.
The Stockport-born former England C international spent the first half of the season on loan at Bury and was boss Jim Bentley’s number one January transfer target.
Beeley was part of the Fleetwood side that won promotion to the Football League in 2012 and he played 37 times in all competitions for the Cod Army last season but has been deemed surplus to requirements at Highbury.
Morecambe are hopeful of completing the paperwork in time for Beeley to be in the squad against Accrington Stanley on Saturday.