Kieran Duffie has agreed in principle to be part of Peter Houston’s Falkirk family.
The right-back was out of contract at the end of last season and a two-year deal was tabled by previous club boss Gary Holt.
However, Duffie had stalled on an agreement since early in the year but has now made a verbal commitment to sign up for the club he made his professional debut with four and a half years ago.
The news will come as a relief to the new Bairns boss who saw another out of contract player, club captain Michael McGovern, move on to Hamilton at the beginning of the week.
Duffie was once a Scotland under-21 regular but fell out of favour with the national squad boss Billy Stark, much to Alex Smith’s bemusement last term.
His misfortune continued with a foot tendon injury that limited his appearances in the second half of the season.
Mark Millar also has the offer of a deal waiting from the club, after his contract at Dundee United was cut short.