Dundee United manager Peter Houston has confirmed the club are working on a deal to sign Gavin Gunning.
The Tangerines are looking to strengthen following the sale of star striker David Goodwillie to Blackburn on Wednesday.
Houston is a big fan of Gunning's ability after the Rovers man impressed in Scotland during a loan spell with Motherwell last season.
United's boss has met with Gunning and is crossing his fingers a deal can be done to bring the Irishman to Tannadice.
"I've met with Gavin and we are working to get a deal in place," confirmed Houston.
"He's quick, good in the air and strong in the tackle so we'd be delighted to get him on board."