Norwich City have completed their second piece of transfer business this summer after securing Elliott Ward on a free transfer.
Hot on the heels of Andrew Crofts' arrival from Brighton manager Paul Lambert has now bagged Ward from Coventry City.
Ward, a £1million capture from West Ham in 2006, had spells with Doncaster and Preston at the end of the 2009/10 Championship season.
Lambert believes Ward's experience will prove invaluable following promotion and hopes his pedigree makes him a good signing for Norwich.
"He's played at a higher level and in big games for West Ham and has good experience of the Championship," Lambert told the club's official website.
"He's a good age, has stature and presence at the back and comes with good pedigree and he'll hopefully do well with us."