The 22-year-old will sign a deal with the club prior to this evening’s friendly with Three Bridges, with his registration then subject to FA ratification.

He becomes the latest in a string of recent arrivals, following the signings of Harrison Male, Will Seager, Kane Wills and Dean Cox as manager Adam Hinshelwood attempts to leave no stone unturned in his preparations for another promotion push this term.

“Pat is a local young talent who comes with good pedigree after recent spells in the professional game”.

Naturally left footed, Webber can play in either the centre of defence, or on the left and Hinshelwood feels his singing will provide him with different options: “He is physically big quick and strong and being naturally left footed will allow us to play different formations in the back line”.

Patrick Webber in action for the under-18’s versus Middlesbrough in 2015

Webber came through the ranks at the club, featuring for the under-18’s during their FA Youth Cup run during the 2015/16 season, when they eventually lost in the third round to Middlesbrough in front of a crowd of 1,154 at Woodside Road.

His performances attracted attention from a host of Football League clubs and he eventually signed for Ipswich Town on an academy scholarship in May 2016.

He made his full debut for the Tractor Boys in a Carabao Cup tie with Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in August 2017, being handed the number 38 shirt.

That turned out to be his only appearance for the club and after two loan spells at Braintree Town in the National League he left Ipswich and signed for Wigan Atheltic in 2019.

After 18 months with the Latics and one Papa John’s Trophy appearance, he left the club by mutual consent in January this year.