Corby Town have signed former St Mirren striker Callum Ball.
The 22-year-old, who started his career at Derby where he made 29 first-team appearances, left the Scottish Premiership club at the end of last season having scored two goals in 24 matches.
Now Steelmen boss Tommy Wright has swooped for the frontman as he bids to turn his team’s fortunes around following six games without a win in the Vanarama National League North.
Ball will not be eligible for tonight’s (Tuesday) NFA Hillier Senior Cup clash at Kettering Town but should be available to make his debut in the FA Cup second qualifying round tie against Rushall Olympic at Steel Park on Saturday.
And, as well as boosting his ranks, Wright admitted there was another reason why he needed to add a frontman to the squad.
“I think it’s a massive signing for us,” the Corby boss said.
“Callum has a good pedigree. He’s played a lot of games in the Football League and he’s just come out of the Scottish Premiership.
“He will give us a different dimension. He is 6ft 3ins, he’s a big, strong boy and he will chip in with a few goals.
“After what happened to Dave (assistant-manager Clarke who was diagnosed with leukaemia last week), I am going to have to take a back seat when it comes to playing so we needed to do something and I am sure Callum will do well for us.”
Wright, meanwhile, confirmed central defender Aaron Brown has now left the club.