Tranmere Rovers have completed the signing of former Carlisle United and Shrewsbury Town defender David Raven on a one-year contract.
Raven left Shrewsbury at the end of last season after making 28 appearances during his one campaign with the League Two club.
He has been training with Tranmere during pre-season and has done enough to earn a 12-month contract at Prenton Park.
The 26-year-old previously undertook a loan spell with Rovers in 2006 and he could make his debut in the League One opener against Chesterfield on Saturday.
Rovers boss Les Parry told the club's official website: "I'm absolutely delighted to be able to sign Dave.
"He gives us cover in a number of positions and will provide a lot of competition for our other defenders.
"He's a local lad who loves the club and his attitude and quality since he has been training with us have been fantastic."