Coventry have completed the signing of Yeovil defender Dan Seaborne following a successful loan spell at the League One club.
The 26-year-old centre-back recently completed a month-long stay with the Sky Blues and impressed sufficiently enough to be snapped up by manager Steven Pressley on an 18-month deal.
Seaborne started his career with Exeter before earning a move to Southampton in 2010, from where he was loaned out to Charlton and Bournemouth last season.
He duly signed for Yeovil in the summer but has struggled to establish himself as a first-choice regular at Huish Park over the first half of the season.
City boss Pressley said: "I'm extremely pleased we've managed to get Dan over the line because he made quite a impression on us during his short loan spell and he definitely brings strength and physicality to our backline.
"We had to fend off interest from other clubs to get him here so to manage to do that is extremely pleasing and I'm looking forward to picking up where we left off with him before the new year."
Seaborne made seven starts for Coventry during his loan stint, the last of which coming towards the end of December.
The Midlands club were on Tuesday granted clearance by the Football League to operate more freely within the transfer market.
They will no longer have to work within the 'one in, one out' policy they have been adhering to under the terms of a transfer embargo.
However, they will still have to meet ongoing conditions and demonstrate to the Football League that they have the finances in place to bring new signings into the club.