Dover boss Clive Walker is set to sign vastly experienced utility-man Bradley Sandeman.

Sandeman, 35 yesterday, started his career as a trainee at Northampton under the managerment of Walker. He then signed professional forms with the Cobblers in 1988 before making a £10,000 move to Maidstone three years later to rejoin Walker at the Kent club.

The midfielder-cum-defender then went on to play for Port Vale, Rotherham and Hereford in the Football League before having spells at Northwich, Kettering, Worcester, Leek and most recently has been playing for Unibond Premier League side Kidsgrove Athletic.

Walker said: “Bradley is someone who is very well known to me, having been at two clubs at the same time as me. I know him from when he was a kid at Northampton and then he played for me at Maidstone United.

“He can play in a number of positions, has vast experience, having played more than 100 games in the Football League, and can be a useful addition for the run-in.

“Bradley moved down to Maidstone earlier this month and is looking for a club. The lad knows me so he gave me a call, asking about Dover. I’ve got to sit down with him next week but hopefully we’ll have him signed up ahead of the Leyton game.”

Walker is also going to sign keeper Darren Smith – a friend of Craig Wilkins – as cover for Paul Hyde until the end of the season.