Scunthorpe have announced the signing of Colchester defender Paul Reid on a two-and-a-half-year contract.
The centre-back, who has spent time in his career at Barnsley, Rangers, Preston and Northampton, has arrived at Glanford Park for an undisclosed fee.
Reid will now go straight into Scunthorpe's squad for Saturday's Championship meeting with high-flying Leeds at Elland Road.
The 28-year-old is Ian Baraclough's second permanent signing as manager and it is hoped that his experience will prove useful in the fight against relegation.
Former England Under 19 international Reid made 65 appearances and scored one goal in all competitions for Colchester after arriving from Barnsley in 2008.
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