Anthony Gardner has returned to Crystal Palace as a free agent, penning a one-year contract in the process.
The defender has been without a club since being released by Hull City at the end of last season.
Having fallen out of favour under Nigel Pearson, Gardner spent the 2010/11 campaign on loan at Palace.
He made 29 appearances for the club in total, adding vital experience to the club's battle to avoid the drop.
A number of clubs were linked with a move for the former England international throughout the summer, with Nottingham Forest and Birmingham touted as potential admirers.
Palace, though, have led the chase for Gardner's signature and are delighted to have emerged successful in their efforts to bring him back to Selhurst Park.
Manager Dougie Freedman told the club's official website: "I am always patient with any player I sign and Anthony is no different.
"He is the right type of character for this squad and we know what he is capable of doing defensively and what he can add to our set-up.
"We will now have an opportunity to work with Anthony on his fitness as he has not been training with us so that is a priority and I am looking at him being unavailable to play for another two or three weeks, probably until after the international break."