Southampton have strengthened their squad with the signing of Danny Fox from Burnley on a four-year deal.
The versatile defender, who can also play in midfield as well as at left-back, arrives for an undisclosed fee and brings with him a wealth of experience.
He has spent time in the Scottish Premier League with Celtic and the English top flight with the Clarets, after starting his career at Everton and going on to play for Walsall and Coventry.
He is still only 25 and is delighted to be embarking on a new challenge at St Mary's.
"I'm made up to be here, and for a club as big as Southampton to be interested in me is very flattering," Fox told the club's official website.
"As soon as I found out of the interest I spoke to Jack Cork who was on loan at Burnley last year, and he couldn't speak highly enough of the club and of the manager and the players too.
"There's a good squad here, and I think it's very together at the same time, which I think bodes well for us to have a good season.
"It's about the size of the club as well. It's a Premier League club in the Championship. The chairman's got ambitions which match mine, and I want to be a part of something special here."
Manager Nigel Adkins, who could hand Fox a debut against Barnsley on Saturday if Football League clearance is received on time, was also thrilled to seal the deal.
"Danny is an experienced player, having played in the Premier League and the SPL with Celtic, and he's very talented," said Adkins.
"He is a tenacious tackler and has got real ability on the football along with great set play delivery.
"He has experienced the Premier League with Burnley, and has been at good football clubs like Celtic and Everton as a youngster, and he is still at a very good age.
"We have also got Dan Harding, who plays in his position and Ryan Dickson, so we have got great competition for places.
"As we saw with the signing of Jack Cork, the midfield players of Dean Hammond, Morgan Schneiderlin and Richard Chaplow have all upped their game, which is great for this football club."