Luton Town are set to announce the signing of 20 year-old Lewis Gibbons, shortly after the defender has completed a two year ban from professional football following drug use, reports BBC Sport.
Former Sunderland youth captain Gibbons was banned for failing a drug test before a youth team game, testing positive for Cocaine and Cannabis use.
The signing comes three days after Luton loaned defender Andy Parry to Conference side AFC Telford and a week after midfielder Matt Robinson signed a new contract with the League Two side.
“We’ve had him in for a week and we will be doing something, yes,” Hatters boss John Still told the Luton News.
“He’s a young boy, but someone that I know well and he was very highly-rated as a young man at Sunderland,”
“Like lots of young men he did something really stupid. Well, we’ve all done stupid things, but for two years the boy has done nothing but training and waited to see if he can get back in the game.”
The signing of Gibbons strengthens a Luton side who are pushing for a second consecutive promotion. The Hatters are currently sat in second place in Sky Bet League Two as they take on strugglers Tranmere on Saturday.