Sheffield United have signed defender Nyron Nosworthy from Sunderland on a season-long loan deal.
The centre-back, who made 19 appearances while on loan for Blades last season, will spend the entire 2010/11 campaign at Bramall Lane, without a recall clause for the Black Cats.
United boss Kevin Blackwell is delighted to welcome 29-year-old Nosworthy back to the Championship club after targeting him throughout the summer.
"We made no secret of the fact that we were looking for defenders, and that Nyron was a high priority of ours," Blackwell told the club's official website.
"Whilst we were - and still are - monitoring other alternatives, he fits the bill in every way, not least because we know what he can do and he fitted in well.
"He is a strong individual with bags of experience and he desperately wants to do well for this club because he knows the potential we have.
"I want a squad that has character and leadership and Nyron, along with (Chris) Morgan, (Richard) Cresswell and (Nick) Montgomery, who have all re-signed, brings that to the table."
Nosworthy is one of several members of manager Steve Bruce's squad who were told they could look for moves this summer.