Former Norwich City academy youngster Matt Ball set to join Stevenage

Former Norwich City academy youngster Matt Ball is poised to join League One club Stevenage.

The midfielder had been training with Borough and impressed in the second half of a trial match against a Tottenham XI earlier this week, which Stevenage lost 2-0.

Ball had a loan spell at Macclesfield Town last season, but was released by ex-Canaries' boss Paul Lambert this summer along with the likes of Aaron Wilbraham and Zak Whitbread.

Stevenage boss Gary Smith believes the Northern Ireland youth international will be a useful signing.

He said: 'There's some nice technical ability there and I think he's somebody I think we can work with and add some qualities too.'