Former Port Vale defender Lee Collins is set to agree a deal with Northampton Town in the “next few days” according to the Northampton Chronicle newspaper.
Collins agreed to leave Championship side Barnsley by mutual consent at the end of January and is now a free agent.
Northampton manager Aidy Boothroyd told the newspaper: “We had a look at Lee the other day and I like him.
“If you’re going to be successful and get out of the division at the right end then you’ve got to get players in who are better than the level you are at.
“Lee certainly is that and we’ll be looking at doing something with him in the next couple of days.”
24 year-old Collins made 161 starts plus two substitute appearances, scoring four times during a four year spell at Vale Park.
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The versatile defender was initially signed on loan from Wolves in 2008. The deal was made permanent in January 2009. Collins was a regular in the side in either the left-back or centre-half position until 2012 when the club’s move into administration saw him transferred to Barnsley to raise cash to keep the club afloat.