SKELMERSDALE UNITED are expecting to complete the re-signing of winger Adam Morning this week - and name him in the squad for the visit of Ashton United on Saturday.
The wide-man left Skem for Ramsbottom United in June after travelling to West Lancashire from his Burnley home became a problem.
And with his wife pregnant, Morning reluctantly left the Evo-Stik First Division champions in the summer after a season in which he scored 14 times.
But after just two games into the new campaign, Morning is on the verge of a return to Skem to help boost their first year back at step three of the non-league ladder.
Said to be missing the unique spirit in the Skem squad, Morning is pushing through a move to Tommy Lawson's side and could be included in the squad for this Saturday.
And Morning will then be in line for the game with Marine on Bank Holiday Monday.
Morning will rejoin a new look Skem side after the summer's turnover in players.
United picked up their first points of the Evo-Stik Premier Division season on Tuesday night with a 2-1 victory at home to Nantwich Town.
Only four of last season's championship winning squad started the game but manager Tommy Lawson has worked swiftly to replace those players and build a squad ready to deal with the demands of a new league.
"The difference between the two levels is mainly physical," said Lawson.
"All teams seem to have big lads who dominate strength-wise and so we have to be able to counter that.
"I'm sure over the season we will meet footballing teams and the teams who like to play the percentages. Rushall were more of a percentage team while Nantwich played a little bit of football.
"But this mix is what we are going to encounter and that's the challenge for us this season.
"There are no gimmes in this league. It is going to be an exciting season.
“There are probably going to be teams a much of a muchness judging by what we've seen so far."
Goals from Kenny Strickland and Gary Burnett put Skem 2-0 up against Nantwich Town in midweek and though the visitors pulled one back, the home side held on.
Lawson says he is thrilled to see Skem off the mark following their opening day defeat to Rushall Olympic.
"The win on Tuesday night backed up a decent performance down at Rushall on Saturday," he said.
"We were disappointed not be bringing anything back home with us but the performance was good.
"We weren't beaten in open play either.
"It was a nice feeling to get that first win under our belts this week.
"Again, it was hard earned and they came into the game on the back of a good win over King's Lynn at the weekend.
"So I was pleased with the win and with the performance."
Skem signed former Fleetwood Town midfielder Ashley Dunn late last week and he featured in the games with Rushall and Nantwich.