Patrick Noubissie has re-joined Kettering Town ahead of tomorrow’s (Sunday) Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division clash with Chesham United.
The midfielder is one of three new players who are set to be registered in time for kick-off at Corby Town’s Steel Park stadium.
Noubissie was with the Poppies last season as the club were relegated from the Blue Square Bet Premier and enjoyed a long stint with Kettering.
And, in a further boost for manager Alan Doyle, the Poppies are also hoping to register defender Henry Eze and midfielder Nahum Green in time for the game.
Eze, who was on trial with the Poppies in pre-season, joins from Evesham United while Green had previously been at Metropolitan Police.
Doyle said: “We have spoken before about the need for more experience in the team and we have managed to get some.
“Henry is an uncompromising centre-half and that is something we are lacking.
“And everyone here knows all about Pat Noubissie. He is capable of playing in a holding role and he will help make us more solid.
“The one thing we are still lacking is another experienced striker but hopefully that is something we can work on.”
Doyle also confirmed the club may yet sign another former Kettering man in the form of left-back Tommy Jaszczun.
The Poppies go into Sunday’s clash on the back of 11 straight defeats with the last six coming since they returned to action after a month off due to their severe financial problems.
The game at Steel Park is the second part of a two-game agreement with Steelmen chairman Kevin Ingram for them to play their ‘home’ games in Corby.
But the long-term future remains in doubt with majority shareholder Imraan Ladak maintaining a silence on any potential new investors.