Lincoln City boss Peter Jackson has handed a six-month contract to the former Republic of Ireland Under-19 international Cian Hughton.
The 20-year-old full-back impressed Jackson during a recent trial at Sincil Bank.
"I've been really pleased with Cian's attitude and I'm delighted that he's agreed a six-month contract with us," said Jackson.
"He's young, keen, quick and enthusiastic and has settled in very well. He's now got a chance to go out there, work hard and earn himself a longer deal."